DL 19 Attends a DOT Railroad Train the Trainer Program


Class Participants: Andrew Wright LL2198, Edward Walker LL2198, Jesse Jurek  LL791, Christopher Thompson LL2198, Lee Roy Hill LL2198, Willie Taplin LL2198, Mike Elgin LL643,   Adam Harris LL2198, Eric Long Jr  LL1343, William Cutchen LL791, Matthew Holm LL791, Fernando Ramirez LL643, Tony Brown LL643, Francisco Colon LL643, Stacy Thompson LL643, Ira Alexander Jr LL1343, Troy Skoog LL1343, Daniel Castro LL36

This week in Houston Texas (Hobby), 18 new I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T Associate Instructors from IAM District 19 and IAM Local Lodges across North America completed a DOT PHMSA Railroad Train the Trainer program.  The class curriculum is specifically designed to provide railroad participants the skills necessary to educate other railroad workers about the dangers of working around hazardous materials shipped by rail. The class participants are now IAM CREST Associate Instructors and demonstrated an outstanding professional ability to deliver quality educational training for the membership.  

Railroad awareness training modules are designed to enhance the current training provided by employers in the rail industry.  Railroad workers who may find themselves in a First Responder situation received the awareness training under a grant funded by the DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA). This training is another example of how the IAM demonstrates a pro-active approach to delivering quality safety training for the membership.

The individual training modules may be delivered to any first responder employees. The program stresses the importance of identifying hazardous materials and the hazards associated with them including; First Responder Awareness, Hazard Recognition, Hazardous Material Regulations, Agencies, Security, Toxicology, Chemical and Physical Properties, Resources, and HMR Regulatory Review.A comprehensive Shop Safety Brief Guide is also presented and available free of charge to attendees and IAM/TCU members.