I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T. Hazardous Material Enhancement Awareness Train the Trainer Program

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IAM District Lodge 141 and IAM Local Lodge 914

Newark, New Jersey

March 5 – 9, 2012

During the week of March 5 – 9, 2012, sixteen new I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T Associate Instructors from IAM Local Lodge 914, District 141 at United/Continental Airlines based in Newark, New Jersey, completed a Train the Trainer program. This class is designed specifically to provide them the skills to train other workers about the hazards of storing, shipping, loading and unloading dangerous goods in the airline industry. The IAM CREST Associate Instructors demonstrated a professional ability to deliver quality training.

The training modules were developed by IAM CREST specifically to enhance the current training provided by United / Continental Airlines. Workers who handle dangerous goods by air receive training under a grant funded by the DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration. This training is an example of how the IAM demonstrates a pro-active approach to delivering quality training.

The individual training modules can be delivered to United / Continental Airlines hazmat employees and addresses the importance of identifying dangerous goods, the associated hazards, and proper handling and shipping procedures.

I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T. Airlines Grant Liaison: Stephen Rice

IAM Local Lode 914 President: Richard Creighton

I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T. Associate Instructors for Airline Industry: Victor Acosta, Raymond Alfaro, Mitchell Buckley, Pat Capasso, Paula Cardenas, Fredy Cuellar, Steve DiVizio, Wingo Gerald, Steven Haligowski, Amanda Kamara, McLean “Big Mack” Mack, Michael Mullins, Paul Prieto, Gary Triano, Carlos Santana and Edward Sims.

I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T. Staff: Outreach Coordinator/ Instructor Michael Hinthorn and Project Coordinator/ Instructor Teri McClendon with the assistances from Associate Instructors: Mark Addison and James Calbo of Newark, New Jersey.