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Georgia Tech's Hazardous Materials Training Program Launches HAZWOPER for Site Cleanup Operations Course, May 10-14, 2004 Hazardous waste cleanup activities can be dangerous to both workers and the

environment without proper training and in-place procedures



    ATLANTA, March 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI)
 will present the first offering of HAZWOPER for Site Cleanup Operations, May
 10-14, 2004. The 40-hour course is designed to provide the basic knowledge and
 techniques required by OSHA for hazardous waste site cleanup workers. Many
 organizations are beginning to take a closer look at training employees to
 remediate spills, the real dangers cleanups can present and how to safely
 respond. The training will also benefit participants working in the
 transportation, food processing and metal plants, chemical industries, civil
 and environmental engineering contractors, and waste treatment facilities. The
 registration fee of $900 includes all materials and can be accomplished online
 at: http://www.pe.gatech.edu . For additional information, email:
 janice.bengtson@dlpe.gatech.edu.
 
     About the Hazardous Materials Training Program
     The Hazardous Materials Training Program houses fifteen active courses
 reflecting the current training needs for anyone using hazardous materials or
 in high risk organizations such as national security, national defense,
 chemical and food processing, biological material handling, research
 institutes and law enforcement.
     As the instructional component of Georgia Tech's Center for Emergency
 Response Technology (CERTIP), the Hazardous Materials Training program has
 been recognized as an outstanding program three times by governmental leaders
 and organizations.
 
      - President George W. Bush visited Georgia Tech, was briefed on the
        Hazmat Training program, and observed a mutual aid training drill in
        2001.
      - Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA) declared the program as the
        "Hazardous Materials Center of Excellence" for the State of Georgia in
        2002.
      - Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue named the CERTIP program as a "state
        center for excellence in homeland security," October 15, 2003.
 
     For additional information about the Hazardous Materials Training Program
 visit: www.pe.gatech.edu or email kevin.kamperman@gtri.gatech.edu.
 
 

SOURCE Georgia Tech Professional Education

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