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DOT to Propose New Rules for the Safe Transportation of Crude Oil, Flammable Materials

The US Department of Transportation recently released the details of its comprehensive rulemaking proposal to improve the safe transportation of large quantities of flammable materials by rail—particularly crude oil and ethanol—in the form of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and a companion Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM).

The NPRM proposes enhanced tank car standards, a classification and testing program for mined gases and liquids and new operational requirements for high-hazard flammable trains (HHFT) that include braking controls and speed restrictions. Specifically, within two years, it proposes the phase out of the use of older DOT 111 tank cars for th ... more »

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NIOSH Issues First Closed-Circuit Escape Respirator Approval Under New Certification Requirements

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has issued the first approval for a respirator that complies with the new requirements for Closed-Circuit Escape Respirators (CCERs). The approval comes approximately nine months ahead of the deadline established for companies to transition to the new requirements. The new requirements are intended to strengthen emergency respiratory protection for workers relying on these devices during life-threatening escape situations.

Approval TC-13G-0001 was issued to Avon Protection Systems, Inc., on July 24, 201,4 for its ER-2 EEBD. The ER-2 EEBD is certified by NIOSH as a Cap I, 20-liter, CCER for use in non-mining applications. This device provides the user with 20 liters of oxygen to escape from atmospheres considered to be immediately dangerous to life and health.

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Environmental Resource Center is an environmental, health, safety, and transportation consulting firm that leads the way in serving industry, academia, and federal and state government agencies. Since 1981, our team of safety and environmental consultants has been helping organizations like yours identify and comply with all applicable environmental, health, safety, security, and transportation regulations from both federal agencies (EPA, DOT, IATA, DHS, and OSHA) as well as your state and local regulators.

To help you meet your environmental objectives, we hold training seminars on hazardous waste management and hazardous materials management throughout the country; we also offer many of our courses as live interactive webcasts; we conduct environmental audits, DOT audits, and safety audits; we provide customized onsite RCRA, DOT, and OSHA training classes; and, via our answerline service, our environmental consultants work with you to ensure you are in compliance with any permitting requirements as well as other environmental and safety regulatory issues.

To contact one of our safety and environmental consultants, for more information about our RCRA, DOT, IATA, and OSHA seminars or webcasts, onsite hazardous waste training and hazardous materials training, HAZWOPER training, and OSHA training classes, or for more information about our environmental audits, DOT audits, and safety audits click here or call 800-537-2372.

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Houston, TX - Hazardous Waste Management and DOT Training

Register for Hazardous Waste Management in Texas and DOT Hazardous Materials Training: The Complete Course in Houston, TX, on September 9-11, 2014. Register 2 attendees at full price and each additional person attends for half price. To take advantage of this offer, click here or call 800-537-2372.
 

Charlotte, NC - RCRA, DOT, and Storm Water Training

Register for RCRA and DOT Annual Update and Refresher and Storm Water Management in Charlotte, NC, on September 10-11, 2014. Register 2 attendees at full price and each additional person attends for half price. To take advantage of this offer, click here or call 800-537-2372. 
 
 

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You can depend on Environmental Resource Center for all of your EPA, OSHA, and DOT required training. Your on-site training will focus precisely on the needs of your facility and personnel and will always be up-to-date based on the latest regulatory and industry standards.

With full time training staff in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Florida, Texas, Georgia, and Vermont, one of our instructors can provide not only your routine Hazcom, RCRA, DOT, HAZWOPER, and IATA training, but also training on a wide variety of other topics, such as DOT Hazmat Security, IMDG, REACH, RoHS, WEEE, IMDG, SARA Title III, Storm Water, SPCC, TSCA, Used Oil, and Universal Waste Management. Call us today (800-537-2372), and one of our instructors can provide your training as early as tomorrow.

Customized Online Training

Environmental Resource Center also offers customized online learning management system solutions. Known as HELP (Health and Environmental Learning ProgramTM), our learning management solution can provide online employee training, tracking, and testing on virtually any environmental topic in a manner that is fully customized to include your facility’s policies, procedures, and activities. For details, contact Amy Knight at aknight@ercweb.com.

Your Own Hazardous Materials Transportation Database

Let Environmental Resource Center create a web-based database of your company’s hazardous materials. We’ll classify your hazardous materials, generate proper shipping names, and develop packaging and labeling specifications for all modes of transportation. Your personnel will never have to guess at what must be entered on shipping papers; how packages must be marked or labeled, or how the IATA, IMO, ADR, and ADG regulations differ from DOT requirements. Click here to view a demo. For details, contact Amy Knight at 919-469-1585, Ext. 224, or aknight@ercweb.com.