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Rail hazmat training for Arizona, Western New Mexico and SE California workers

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, March 7 The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program is hosting a training session from April 9-13, 2018. Attendance is only open to railroad employees in Arizona, Western New Mexico, and Southeastern California. Training will be held in Winslow, Ariz.

The 40-hour Chemical Emergency Response Program and OSHA 10-hour Awareness Training Program will run from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. each day from Monday through Friday.

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

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. For this specific class, attendees must drive personal vehicles reimbursement for air travel is not available for this class. Lodging will be available for those traveling from beyond 50 miles of the training facility.

Please use the following website for more information or to register:

A flyer to print and share on bulletin boards at your on-duty location is available here:

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

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