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George Meany Center schedules haz-mat training course for rail workers

The George Meany Center for Labor Studies-National Labor College plans to conduct a rail workers hazardous materials training program March 10-13 at the Carteret Community Center in Carteret, N.J.

Funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and conducted in cooperation with seven rail labor unions, the program is open to railroad employees and local responders (such as firemen and police officers).

Six- to eight-hour training courses address Occupational Safety and Health Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation haz-mat transportation requirements. Courses include haz-mat recognition and identification, chemical properties and health effects, and workplace/community emergency response plans.

For more information, visit the course Web site at, or call 301-439-2440, send a fax to 301-628-0165 or email

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