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Hazardous Materials Training Program
Updated On: Jan 08, 2013
The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program will conduct the following Hazardous Materials Transportation/Chemical Emergency Response Training. Please circulate this announcement to all members/rail employees in your local and/or work location(s).


April 14–20, 2013 — Houston, TX

Val Jahnke Training Facility
8030 Braniff Street
Houston, TX 77061

May 5–10, 2013 — Laurel, MD

Holiday Inn
15101 Sweitzer Lane
Laurel, MD  20707

The training, addresses OSHA and DOT required procedures and different levels of response and worker protection in a hazardous materials emergency or release, weapons of mass destruction awareness, the incident command system, as well as components required to complete OSHA 10-Hour Outreach certification. The training includes advanced classroom instruction, small group activities, intensive hands-on drills and a simulated hazmat response in full safety gear.

The Rail Workers Hazardous Materials Training Program provides this training using federal grant funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). This funding provides transportation, lodging, and meals for training participants. In addition, participants who are unable to secure regular pay through their employer are eligible for a stipend. 

Full time union officers or members being paid to attend by their respective organizations are not eligible for the stipend.

Local Participants: Mileage reimbursement and meal allowance @ $45.00/day.
Traveling Participants: Air travel, lodging and meal allowance.

Completed application forms should be faxed, mailed or e-mailed to the Hazmat office as soon as possible.

Visit the Rail Workers website for schedule updates and to register online at: or you can also find us on Facebook.


Simone Roundtree
Rail Workers Hazardous Material Training Program
National Labor College

10000 New Hampshire Avenue
Silver Spring, Maryland 20903
Phone: 301/628-4858
Fax: 301/628-0165

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