March 1, 2015

Local 243 offers hazardous materials training


SMART Transportation Division Local 243 at Fort Worth, Texas, is sponsoring a hazardous materials training and awareness program for transportation workers from all crafts on July 31 and August 1. The eight-hour course on July 31 will be conducted at the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Hall at 1501 Hemphill St. in Fort Worth from [...]

Rails invited to radiological training program


The U.S. Department of Energy has shipped large amounts and varieties of radioactive material by rail for years and the number of rail shipments is expected to increase. With this rise in shipments comes the increased risk for rail incidents involving these materials. The Rail Workers’ Hazmat Training Program has been awarded funding to provide [...]

Register for hazmat training programs

Rail worker training in hazardous materials and chemical emergency response will be offered in Portland, Ore., Sept. 24-28, and in Houston, Texas, Dec. 3-7. Sponsored by the National Labor College, the training focuses on the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and Department of Transportation requirements for response and worker protection following hazmat release or incidents [...]