Community Safety Training

Since it was announced in September of 2016, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) has awarded the Sustainable Workplace Alliance its Community Safety Grant to improve the nation’s response to hazardous materials transportation incidents. With focus specifically on the training of state and local personnel responsible for enforcing the transportation of hazardous materials.

This grant program, authorized by the FAST Act, provides funding to conduct national outreach and training programs to assist communities to enforce hazardous materials regulations, and prepare for and respond to accidents and incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials, including Class 3 flammable liquids. “Safety enforcement is an essential part of PHMSA’s commitment in protecting America’s citizens from transportation related accidents,” said PHMSA Administrator Marie Therese Dominguez.  “Local law enforcement personnel perform a critical role in ensuring that hazardous materials are moved safely, and this grant will provide them with the training and education they need to continue to serve and protect our communities.

Who Should Attend:

State, County, or City personnel who inspect, enforce, or respond to HAZMAT incidents, including but not limited to:

  • Local and State Police
  • Fire Department Personnel
  • HazMat Response Unit Personnel
  • Emergency Management Department Staff

Volunteer Membership groups such as:

  • Volunteer Fire Departments
  • Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPC’s)
  • Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs)
  • Neighborhood Emergency Teams (NETs)
  • And More. . .

FOUNDATION TOPICS:

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 inspectors and enforcement personnel must be confrontable with these regulations to mitigate or eliminate the risk to public safety. Response personnel need to remain up to date on safe and effective techniques on how to identify, contain and control hazardous materials to protect themselves and the general public.

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 2016 EMERGENCY RESPONSE GUIDEBOOK (ERG)

Our final module takes the attendees through a tour of the updated 2016 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

This grant and curriculum is designed to allow for flexibility in the content so that we can tailor this training the your departments specific needs. Funding is provided through the Community Safety grant award, so there is no cost to your City, County, or State agencies!

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