Thursday, November 12, 2009
Hazmat Training Grants
Last week the Department of Transportation announced that they had provided grants to four labor organizations to develop instructor training programs. The $4 million in Hazardous Materials Instructor Training (HMIT) grants were given to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the National Labor College, the International Association of Machinists and the International Chemical Workers. The grants are part of the PHMSA HMEP grant program and are funded by user’s fees paid by hazmat shippers and carriers. Instructors trained under this program will use training programs also developed with these grants to conduct hazmat employee training required under PHMSA regulations. Further information on the grant program can be found on-line.