Free training for business, industry, fire agencies on handling, transporting hazardous materials set for Feb. 29 at Desert Diamond CasinoTuesday, January 31st, 2012
Pima County, Ariz. (Jan. 31, 2012) – Pima County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security and the Pima County Local Emergency Planning Committee are offering a free, one-day training opportunity for business and industry, fire departments and local government workers to learn how to protect the community from hazardous materials regulated by government.
The 2012 Business Educational Seminar is set for Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Desert Diamond Casino, 7350 S. Nogales Highway.
The goal of the seminar is to create an understanding of how to create and maintain a safe environment for employees and the community in regard to the transport, storage, use and disposal of hazardous materials.
The seminar also will help these entities prepare, using best practices, for the unintended or accidental release of hazardous materials.
Cost of the seminar is free, paid by a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.
Presenters invited to the training include the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Industrial Commission of Arizona, City of Tucson Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team, Pima County Regional Hazardous Materials Team, Rural Metro Fire Department Hazardous Materials Team and the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality.
To register, go to: www.pima.gov/lepc/Training.shtml and click on Business Education Seminar.