Georgia Tech's Hazardous Materials Training Program to Present 40-hour Hazmat Technician (HAZWOPER) Training December 1-5 and Two Technician Annual Refresher Courses

The Georgia Tech Center for Emergency Response Technology, Instruction and

Policy (CERTIP) Was Named as a State Center for Excellence in Homeland

Security by Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue, October 15, 2003

Nov 14, 2003, 00:00 ET from Georgia Tech Professional Education

    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: . For additional information, email:
     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
      - 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: or email .

SOURCE Georgia Tech Professional Education