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This is a good time to review your training records.
Make sure that the records are current and at the location where the
employee works. Review exactly which employees need to be trained and
the type of training that they will need. Be sensible in making that determination.
Time and again we have seen an employer decide to train one or two employees
out of a large group based upon the premise that "Mickey will handle
all the dangerous goods". How will the other employees know whether
to give the shipment to "Mickey" if they do not really know
how to identify dangerous goods? What happens if the dangerous cargo slips
through such a system? What does the employer do if "Mickey"
is on vacation? Or out sick? Or is not on duty when the product comes
on to the property during multiple work shift operations? Or "Mickey"
is busy with another project?
Speaking of training:
49CFR Training for domestic U.S. Shippers and Carriers - We have added night classes from 6 PM to 10 PM Monday to Friday, August 6 to August 10, 2001. You will have to hurry on this class, which was added by special request. The fee is $475.00 and includes everything, including a light supper while you learn. You will have to call us at 516-593-0395 in order to register for this last-minute class.
Check out the "Training" link on this website for our August schedule which includes Hazmat Training for Warehouse & Airline Ramp Personnel, Initial and Recurrent Training for Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air.
HMAC is sponsoring a Dangerous Goods Safety Advisor Course
in Baltimore from September 17-22. The course includes 5 full days of
training and 1 full day of testing.
Having problems shipping or distributing dangerous goods in Europe? HMAC is also offering a European Road Transport of Dangerous Goods Course (ADR) in New Orleans on November 5-6, 2001, in conjunction with the HMAC 2001 Conference on Managing Hazmat Compliance, which is being held on November 8-9.
You can contact HMAC at www.hmac.org for more information.
R-A Specialists has sent staff members to both of the
above-noted HMAC Training Programs and we recommend these programs. Yes,
we are also members of HMAC.
Frustrated by Dangerous Goods?
If you or your employees or your shippers can't supply the correct answers to the above questions you need training. If your shippers are causing your headaches, frustrations, and temper tantrums, gently suggest that they secure some hazmat training.
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