(PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Safety Management Systems, a division of Acadian and one of the largest health, safety, environmental, medical, and training service companies in the United States, has recently added two new hazardous material shipping courses to its roster.
Required by the Department of Transportation for any person who works with ground shipments of hazardous materials, the DOT Hazardous Material Shipping courses will familiarize the student with how hazardous materials must be prepared for transportation. This course will teach the student how to use the Hazardous Materials Table, along with function-specific training, in order to ship hazardous materials. It will also explain how to determine what is considered a hazardous materials and how it must be labeled and packaged for all modes of transportation. How to properly fill out the paperwork required for hazardous materials transportation and how it should be placarded for transport will also be covered.
The new function-specific courses will be offered through eight and 16 hour classes, and will be held in conjunction with the current four hour DOT hazardous material general, safety, and security awareness class. The new classes will include the four hour topics in addition to the function-specific training requirements for shipping of hazardous material by air transportation.
“The Federal Aviation Administration has recently increased their onsite inspections of facilities that transport hazardous material by air, creating a need for these extended courses in hazardous material shipping protocols” says Randall Thomassie, operations supervisor for SMS.
Safety Management Systems helps clients promote an injury-free work environment by offering a variety of specialty-skilled personnel solutions. SMS provides remote paramedics, on-site safety technicians, safety consulting, training services, occupational health and wellness services, and supplies and equipment to diverse industries across the globe.
Since 1971, Acadian has been committed to providing the highest level of emergency medical care and transportation possible. In the past decade, the company has expanded to include a diverse suite of services in health, safety, and transportation. Acadian’s six divisions are Acadian Ambulance Service, Acadian Monitoring Services, Air Med, Executive Aircraft Charter Service, National EMS Academy and Safety Management Systems.
For more information about courses at Safety Management Systems, please visit safetyms.com or call 1.800.252.5522.