United Airlines Dangerous Goods Awareness Train the Trainer Program for the Airline Industry

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During the week of July 12–17, 2009, nineteen District Lodge 141 members from across the United Airlines system completed a 40 hour Dangerous Goods Train-the-Trainer program designed specifically for United Airlines and Hazardous Materials Workers in the Airline Industry. The training was held at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, Maryland. The Associate Instructors may now deliver Dangerous Goods and Hazardous Material Awareness classes to workers at selected locations within the United Airlines system. The classes were developed by IAM CREST to enhance the current initial and recurrent training provided by United Airlines for workers who handle dangerous goods. The training is funded by a grant from the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA). The awareness training stresses the importance of identifying dangerous goods, the associated hazards, and proper handling procedures at United Airlines.

Director of Ground Safety District 141:  Eric Stenberg

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

I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T. – Joe Abshire, Mike Hinthorn, Teri McClendon, and Steve Fowee

United Trainers Pictured above are:

(left to right – bottom row) Alberto Herrera, Kenneth Rodgers, Daniel Fumar, Jerry Houndshell

(middle row) Rick Meunier, Brandon Hipps, Mariquita Jones, Tom Sciortino, Don Larson, Elizabeth Doocy, Scott Filbey

(top row) Brian Liefker, Stephen Rice, Bill Salo, Henry Young, James Weston II, John Alexander, Javier Fernandez, Todd Shoopman, Bill Hoobler