ATLANTA, Nov. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) will present 2003's final offering of the Hazmat Technician Course, December 1-5, at Georgia Tech's Cobb County Research Facility, Smyrna, Georgia. The flagship course is a forty-hour HAZWOPER training session that addresses hazmat emergency responses and uses the Incident Command System during two simulated, though realistic, spill incidents. The Hazmat Technician Course benefits participants in manufacturing and food processing industries, utilities, public institutions, transportation specialists, medical personnel, community emergency responders (fire fighters, law enforcement and other first responders), and homeland security personnel. The registration fee of $900 includes all materials and can be accomplished online at: http://www.pe.gatech.edu . For additional information, email: firstname.lastname@example.org Annual One-Day Refresher Courses Offered in Two Instructional Formats Georgia Tech offers two training options for those needing annual one-day refresher programs to meet OSHA's HAZWOPER emergency response regulatory update requirements under 29 CFR 1910(q). The Hazmat Technician Emergency Response Annual Refresher "Classroom" course features a shipping paper identification exercise as well as exercises in researching hazardous materials, determining physical and chemical properties, required personal protective equipment, decontamination procedures using a variety of reference books, computer databases, and MSDSs, and will be offered on November 21, 2003, with a registration fee of $195. The "Hands-on" course version was designed for those who need to participate in a full dress-out drill, will feature a variety of exercises based upon the Incident Command System and will be offered on December 8, 2003, with a registration fee of $195. About the Hazardous Materials Training Program The Hazmat Training Program houses twelve active courses reflecting the current training needs for anyone who would be terrorism targets, especially those using hazardous materials or 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 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 email@example.com .
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