Here’s a good video to show at your next safety meeting when discussing the dangers of unsecured gas cylinder transport.
Want to test your employees to find out if they’ve actually learned anything after you’ve given them HazMat training? Here’s a fun way to do just that.
Head to http://www.hazmatsolutions.net/HazMatTrainingGames/index.htm and let them play the games to find out if they really do know the stuff. Match them against each other and give a prize for the highest score. How about the day off with pay for the one who does best? Let them know ahead of time that they’ll be competing for the prize. I can guarantee they’ll pay closer attention to the training.
My friend Ken Oswald passed along this link to the new 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook (A guidebook for first responders during the initial phase of a dangerous goods/ hazardous materials transportation incident). Great, free information available for download:
The 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook: http://phmsa.dot.gov/staticfiles/PHMSA/DownloadableFiles/Files/Hazmat/ERG2012.pdf
Hazmat responders of the world, take heed. A new website, the National Hazardous Materials Fusion Center has been launched.
The purpose of the website is to allow for a timely exchange of information on all things regarding hazardous materials, especially for hazmat responders.
It boasts a great selection of training material available for free download which includes the following:
- Biodiesel Training Package
- Carbon Monoxide Training Package
- Chlorine Training Package
- Ethanol Training Package
- Hydrochloric Acid Training Package
- 2008 Emergency Response Guidebook
- Hydrogen Generator
- Methanol Institute Training Materials
- Guidance Concerning FEMA Missions affected by BP Oil Spill
Additionally, Regional Incident Survey Teams can register with the site to produce reports based on real incidents. Proper tracking, combined with the engine behind the site can help them generate powerful analytics and statistics. Some of the summary reports available to the public but most are available only to members (not even the Hazmat Fusion Center can view them).
The purpose of the site is to provide a centralized information source that can help all hazmat responders with timely information, trends and news that will make their jobs easier as well as help them save lives.