DOT Training Now Available in Spanish

Oct 13, 1997, 01:00 ET from Environmental Resource Center

    CARY, N.C., Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Anyone working in a job involving
 hazardous materials must be trained, according to DOT (49 CFR 172.704).  To
 help companies meet this requirement, Environmental Resource Center is now
 offering DOT training in Spanish.
     The number of Spanish-speaking workers in industry is increasing at a
 rapid pace.  In order to meet the necessary training requirements and make
 sure that information is understood, it is often essential to provide training
 in Spanish.
     In our Spanish-language hazardous materials courses, attendees will learn
 how to handle hazardous materials safely and in conformance with DOT
 requirements, including which materials are regulated and how to handle them
 properly; how to select containers, marking and labeling containers; container
 condition requirements; loading and unloading procedures; placarding; and how
 to fill out shipping papers.  Students will also learn how to avoid common
 mistakes and what to do in the event of a transportation-related hazardous
 material release.
     Training is offered at locations across the country, and can be provided
 on-site as well, often for a fraction of the cost of sending employees to a
 course off site.  Following are scheduled course dates and locations:
     Houston - Friday, April 3, 1998
     Los Angeles - Friday, May 1, 1998
     Dallas - Friday, May 8, 1998
     San Diego - Friday, June 5, 1998
     Phoenix - Thursday, June 18, 1998
     San Antonio - Friday, September 11, 1998
     Tampa - Friday, October 9, 1998
     Houston - Friday, October 30, 1998
     Los Angeles - Friday, November 6, 1998
     The cost for each course is $399 per person. Register two people for the
 same course and send a third person to that course for free!  Call Victoria
 now at 1-800-537-2372 ext. 222 to take advantage of this offer.
     For information on on-site training, contact Rebecca Spaulding at
 1-800-537-2372, ext. 233.
     To receive more information on these seminars in English or Spanish or to
 register, call Environmental Resource Center at (800) 537-2372 ext. 222; fax
 (919) 469-4137; e-mail; or mail to the following address:
                         Environmental Resource Center
                            101 Center Pointe Drive
                              Cary, NC 27513-5706
     Environmental Resource Center offers over 300 training sessions per year
 on a variety of topics, including hazardous waste management, hazardous
 materials transportation, ISO 14000, HAZWOPER, hazard communication, and more.
 For additional information on this press release, contact Tammy Nielsen or
 visit our web site at

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