7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

Four rail hazmat training classes available

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, September 20 ó The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting four rail worker training sessions in the coming months. The dates are as follows: November 12-17, 2017; January 7-12, 2018; February 11-16, 2018; and March 18-23, 2018.

These 40-hour chemical emergency response training courses will run on a Sunday through Friday basis, with an orientation session at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday and departure on Friday. All training will be conducted at the Houston Fire Departmentís Val Jahnke Training Facility, 8030 Braniff St., Houston, Texas, 77061.

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is funded by a federal grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to provide hazmat training to rail workers. These five-day hazmat training courses will provide rail workers the essential knowledge, skills, and response actions in the case of an unintentional release. These tools will allow rail workers to protect themselves, their co-workers and their communities.

This training addresses OSHA and DOT required training in addition to procedures, different levels of response and worker protection in a hazardous materials emergency or release, weapons of mass destruction awareness, and the incident command system. The training also provides completion of the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry Outreach requirements. The programs are delivered using interactive classroom instruction, small group activities, hands-on drills and a simulated hazmat response in full safety gear.

The funding provides the following student expenses: travel, lodging and meals. In addition, an incentive of $175.00 per day is available to all training participants of these programs, except those who are able to secure regular pay through their employer, or are paid union officers.

It is recommended that rail workers complete the 40-hour chemical emergency response training courses once every three years. Please use the following website to register:
www.railworkertrainingprogram.org.

For more information, please use the link above or call the Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program at (202) 624-6963.

A flyer to print and share on bulletin boards at your on-duty location is available here:
www.ble-t.org/pr/pdf/Hazmat_Flyer_2017-18.pdf.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
bentley@ble-t.org

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2018 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

ND Officers Election Rules

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

TTD: Freight rail safety, jobs must not be jeopardized in pursuit of profits
AAR reports rail traffic for week ending September 15, 2018
NJ Transit cancels dozens of trains to help meet PTC deadline, warns of more crowding
Amtrak prepares for increased Thanksgiving travel
CSX fought a North Carolina cityís desperate attempt to prevent devastating flooding
UP CEO says precision railroading changes will cut delays for Metra commuters
BNSF says Kansas canít regulate how long trains block crossings
CP Rail to report Q3 2018 earnings on October 18
CP Rail declares dividend
RRB Q&A: The importance of a current connection for Railroad Retirement Benefits
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines