New rail hazmat training programs being offered

August 5, 2014

rail_workers_hazmat Members of the Rail Workers Hazmat Training Program Advisory Board, including SMART Transportation Division National Legislative Director James Stem, met July 10, 2014, to review and discuss the offerings and progress of the program since the transition from the National Labor College (NLC) to the International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT).

The board discussed issues related to dealing with rail carriers and ways in which the rail program can continue providing quality hazardous materials and instructor training to rail workers, Rail Workers Hazardous Material Training Program Manager Henry Jajuga said.

In its 24th year of training rail workers, the rail program continues to receive funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and from the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) to provide this valuable training and remains committed to provide this quality training for rail workers.

Dates and details for upcoming training programs are below:

The program’s website also provides course schedules and detailed information about all of the training courses being provided. The website also provides an application for training which can be completed and submitted online.

For additional information on course dates and locations, visit the Rail Hazmat website at, contact Training Manager Henry Jajuga by email at, or by telephone at (281) 812-6436 Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. CST.