Teamsters Help Train Navajo Area Rail Workers on Protective Skills

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Rail Union Courses Funded by NIEHS Worker Training Program Help Educate Rural and Tribal Rail Workers on Health and Safety Railroad workers in communities near the Navajo Nation territory received important safety training on April 10-14 in Winslow, Ariz., thanks to Teamsters and other rail union grantees of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program. The… Continue Reading Teamsters Help Train Navajo Area Rail Workers on Protective Skills

From DOT: Digging into Tanker Rollover Data to Improve Safety

Asher TobinIn The News, Tankhaul

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(Volpe Center – DOT) As of 2012, accidents involving cargo tank trucks were the leading cause of injury and death from hazardous material transportation incidents. The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) turned to U.S. DOT’s Volpe Center to investigate real-life rollovers and current training programs, and to develop recommendations to improve cargo tank safety. When it comes to… Continue Reading From DOT: Digging into Tanker Rollover Data to Improve Safety