ERIC Number: ED259878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Hazardous Materials Emergency Response Training: The Colorado Training Institute. Innovations.
The Colorado Training Institute (CTI), established in 1980, is a non-profit, instructional program devoted to promoting hazardous materials safety through education. It has trained over 3,000 emergency response personnel and industry officials and is a unique example of the private and public sectors working together to protect the public from injury, death, or other losses resulting from the transportation of hazardous materials. This document provides background information on the CTI and descriptions and objectives of four CTI training programs: a 3-day hazardous materials awareness seminar; a 2-week hazardous materials training course; a 5-day shippers and carriers seminar; and a 5-day course which includes seminars on inspection and compliance of cargo tanks and commercial vehicles. Descriptions of training programs in Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, as well as descriptions of state training for hazardous materials emergency response and the duties and location of state emergency response teams are also provided. It is pointed out that the role of the states in hazardous materials regulation, coupled with limited funds, has pressured states to find innovative and more coordinated approaches to enforce regulations and provide adequate training, and that CTI is a good example of one state's response to meeting this need. (JN)
Descriptors: Cooperative Programs, Hazardous Materials, Industry, Program Descriptions, Safety, Safety Education, State Programs, Training, Training Objectives, Transportation
The Council of State Governments, P.O. Box 11910, Iron Works Pike, Lexington, KY 40578 ($4.00).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of State Governments, Lexington, KY.