Community Safety Training

The Community Training Safety grant, authorized by the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, allows PHMSA to provide funding to nonprofit organizations like the Sustainable Workplace Alliance (SWA) to conduct national outreach and training programs to assist communities in enforcing hazardous materials regulations and preparing for and responding to accidents and incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids. With this grant, SWA can customize a training program just for you. One that’s tailored to meet the challenges you’re facing.

Who Should Attend:

Any State, County, City personnel who has a role in the enforcement of HAZMAT regulations, or the responsibility to respond to HAZMAT accidents. Including but not limited to:

  • Local Enforcement Planning Committee (LEPC) Members
  • Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Volunteers
  • HAZMAT Response Units
  • Fire Inspectors / Fire Marshalls
  • Fire Departments (Volunteer/Paid)
  • Code Enforcement
  • Health Inspectors
  • Environmental Services

 

Examples of Training Conducted Through this Grant:

  • HazMat Incident Command
  • 2020 ERG – How to ID HazMat, SDS Awareness, Site Safety Plan
  • Chemical Suicides Methods
  • Chemical Tanker/Flammable Liquid Tanker Accident Response – FRO/IC
  • Mobile Food Truck Inspection
  • Regs & Response – Combining the 49CFR & the 2020 ERG

CLASS MODULES:

INTRODUCTION

The Federal hazardous materials transportation law (Federal Hazmat Law) and the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) provide for the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat) in commerce. State and local personnel must be confrontable with these regulations to mitigate or eliminate the risk to public safety and respond to incidents or accidents

UNDERSTANDING 49 CFR AND THE HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TABLES

In this module, we’ll learn how to read and research the 49 CFR regulations for hazmat transportation, including how to quickly lookup the hazardous materials tables. Attendees will be able to identify items regulated as hazardous materials during transportation

HAZARD COMMUNICATION (SHIPPING PAPERS, MARKS, LABELS, & PLACARDS)

We’ll start by reviewing the classification process and significance of packing group assignments for hazardous materials. We’ll also explore required shipping papers, package marks, package labels and vehicle placards as required by 49 CFR, part 172 subparts C – F

TRANSPORTATION AND REQUALIFICATION OF DOT SPECIFICATION CYLINDERS

In this module, we’ll discuss DOT’s requirements for testing and requalification of DOT specification gas cylinders. Attendees will understand the nomenclature found on DOT cylinders and how to quickly identify cylinders that are out-of-date or otherwise unsafe

HOW TO USE THE 2020 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK (ERG)

Our final module takes the attendees through a tour of the updated 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook and how to effectively use it when responding to an incident. You’ll easily be able to identify critical protective and response steps to take when dealing with hazardous materials

YOUR DIVISION

Our outline and content is flexible, so we will be able to apply the course to your specific department. And we are able to add in scenarios which will mesh with your division’s specific needs.

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