IAM CREST in collaboration with the International Chemical Workers Union Council held a 32-hour chemical response training last week at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center in Hollywood, MD. Members from various locals participated in the training, which was made available by grant funding.
The sessions included both classroom and hands-on training designed to help workers protect themselves while responding to emergencies or working with hazardous waste. Learning to read OSHA standards and use other available resources is also an intricate part of the program. Proper PPE selection for any workplace task is necessary, and this class addressed those issues.
The class was led by the following instructors:
- IAM CREST staff: Project Coordinator/Instructors Shaun Trude, Michael Oathout and Associate Instructor Joel Taylor Sr.
- ICWUC Center for Worker Health and Safety Education Staff: IAMAW DOE Coordinator Tom Frazee, Field Training Coordinator Keith Mundy and Instructor Roy McAllister.
The next Chemical Response Hazmat training held at the William W. Winpisinger Education and Technology Center will be in November 2019. Please contact IAM CREST at 301-967-4707 for HAZMAT scholarship information.