George Meany Center offers online hazmat training courses

The George Meany Center for Labor Studies is providing a web-based hazmat training course for 2001.

The course offers flexibility for busy schedules and meets awareness level hazardous materials training requirements established by the U.S. Department of Transportation and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

To achieve the maximum participatory benefits of the live course (such as bulletin board activities, live chats, etc), the Meany Center is recruiting groups of approximately 30 rail workers from all crafts to participate in scheduled online group sessions. The first group session, or "cohort," is scheduled to begin February 1, 2001, and new cohorts will begin on the first of each month thereafter.

Participants will be urged to complete the course within a 6-8 week time period; individual sessions are designed to be approximately 8-hours in length. There is no cost to participants associated with this training.

The online course schedule for 2001 is as follows:

If you are interested in participating in the online training, register online at:

You will receive a letter or an e-mail confirming your participation as well as an online learning guide for the course.

2001 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers