US Airways Dangerous Goods Awareness Train the Trainer Program for the Airline Industry

During the week of January 17 – 21, 2011, District Lodge Representatives Anthony D’Aloiso and Rich Howell participated in a Module Development Workshop for training materials to be used in an awareness training program through a grant awarded IAM CREST by the Pipeline Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to Hazardous Material Workers.

During the following week, January 24 – 28, 2011, 16 District Lodge 141 members from across the US Airways system completed a 40 hour Dangerous Goods Train the Train Course designed specifically US Airways and Hazardous Materials Workers in the Airline Industry. The training was held at Local Lodge 1776 in Philadelphia Pa. After completing the Associate Instructors are now authorized to deliver Hazardous Material Awareness Training (HMAT) for dangerous goods and hazardous material being transported by air at selected locations within the US Airways system. The classes were developed by IAM CREST to enhance the current initial and recurrent training provided by US Airways for workers who handle dangerous goods.

The awareness training stresses the importance of identifying dangerous goods, the associated hazards, and proper handling procedures at US Airways. In addition, modules were also presented in Spanish by Associate Instructors who speak fluent Spanish.

View the video and comments by participants attending the class.

Director of Ground Safety District 141: Eric Stenberg
IAM – US Airways Site Coordinator for PHL: Rich Howell
IAM – US Airways District 141 Safety Director: Tony D’aloiso

I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T. Airline Grant Liaison: Stephen Rice
IAM CREST Staff: Steven Fowee, Joseph Abshire and Michael Hinthorn

I.A.M. C.R.E.S.T. / US Airways Associate Instructors:(Left to right)
Obie O’Brien, Mike Moser, James Everett, Eddie Reyes, Bob Cacciatore (front), Rick Mann (back), Larry Reeves, William Zebley, Rich Howell, William Wilson, Maryanne Sarik, Dennis Spencer, Steve Willis, Frank Giannola, Michael Maiorino, and Anthony D’Aloiso