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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (April 14, 2014)

New Online Training Solution Reduces Potential for Costly Hazmat Transport Incidents

J. J. Keller makes training available to all hazmat employees — anytime, anywhere

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Neenah, WI — Incidents involving the transportation of hazardous materials can devastate a company. For hazmat employees, they can result in serious injuries, or worse. They can also cause damage to a company’s equipment, property and product, as well as to the environment. Fines are costly, up to $10,000 per day, and can be incurred daily until a problem is fixed.

To help reduce the potential for hazmat incidents, the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) require all companies to train each hazmat employee, according to 49 CFR §172.704(a)(1) training requirements.

Hazmat employees can now receive standardized, consistent hazmat training anytime, anywhere. J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.® has developed Hazmat: General Awareness Training (What’s Required and How to Comply). This new online course is self-paced and available from any location with an Internet connection.

“We developed this course to provide the best possible general awareness training for those who work with or around hazardous materials, regardless of their work schedule or situation,” said Joel Landsverk, product development manager for online training at J. J. Keller.

After completing the course, hazmat employees will be able to:

  • Define key hazmat-related terms;
  • Identify the required areas of hazmat training;
  • Verify a material’s hazard classification using the HMR;
  • Navigate the Hazardous Materials Table for information on a specific material;
  • List the required methods to communicate a material’s hazard type;
  • Distinguish between a label, placard and marking;
  • Explain the importance of shipping papers and Emergency Response Information (ERI).
In addition to general awareness training, the course walks learners through a function-specific training checklist to help identify their needs for additional required hazmat training.

Hazmat: General Awareness Training (What’s Required and How to Comply) can be purchased by calling 800-327-6868 and referencing Promo Code 107137, or by visiting jjkeller.com/107137.

About J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

Since its beginning as a one-man consulting firm in 1953, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.® has grown to become the most respected name in safety and regulatory compliance. Now over 1,300 associates strong, J. J. Keller serves over 420,000 customers — including over 90% of the Fortune 1000. The company’s subject matter expertise spans nearly 1,500 topics, and its diverse solutions include E-logs and mobile technology; training via online courses, streaming video or DVD; online management tools; managed services; advisory services; publications; forms and supplies.

Transportation professionals rely on J. J. Keller’s in-house expertise and wide selection of products and services to reduce risk and improve regulatory compliance, performance management and operational efficiency. For more information, visit jjkeller.com, jjkellerservices.com and jjkellerencompass.com.

For more information, contact:

  • Mary Borsecnik
  • Corporate Marketing Communications Specialist
  • J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.
  • 1-800-843-3174, ext. 7050
  • Email: mborsecnik@jjkeller.com