George Meany Center offers free training course to railroaders

The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, in conjunction with the George Meany Center for Labor Studies, will be conducting six four-day hazardous waste/chemical emergency response training programs at the Center's campus in Silver Spring, MD. The training is scheduled for the following dates:

May 21-25, 2000

June 4-8, 2000

July 16-20, 2000

August 6-10, 2000

August 13-17, 2000

August 20-24, 2000

This training addresses the required procedures and different levels of response and worker protection in case of a hazardous materials release. Training also includes advanced classroom instruction as well as intensive hands-on drills, including a simulated hazmat response in fully safety gear.

Grant funds support transportation, lodging, and meals for all program participants. In addition, participants who are unable to receive pay through the railroad to attend training will be eligible for a stipend of $107 per day.

Space is limited to 25 for each program and participants will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis.

If you are interested, please contact Betty Child of the BLE Washington Office at: (202) 347-7936, ext. 11; fax: (202) 347-5237; or e-mail:

2000 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers