Hazmat safety plan

George Meany Center offers free training courses 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. Advanced classroom instruction as well as intensive hands-on drills, including a simulated hazmat response in full safety gear, are also part of the program.

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: bledc@aol.com.

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