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2019 Regional COHMED Training - Pasadena, TX

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 - Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Pasadena, TX
The Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) will be holding a COHMED Regional Training course at the Pasadena Convention Center and Fairgrounds in Pasadena, Texas on Nov. 19-20, 2019.

The focus of the training will be Class 8 (Corrosive) hazardous materials. The course is designed as an advanced course, which builds on the General Hazardous Materials, Other Bulk and Cargo Tank Inspection courses inspectors have already attended.

Deadline for registration is Monday, Oct. 28, 2019.learn more...

2019 North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum - Montreal

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 (8:30 AM-5:00 PM)
Montreal, Quebec
This public forum is an unrestricted event open to all stakeholders to voice issues/concerns with the cargo securement regulations in pursuit of developing and implementing uniform regulatory requirements for the securement of cargo on, or within, commercial motor vehicles throughout North America. The mandate of this public forum is to identify cargo securement regulatory issues and differences; identify inconsistencies in the application of cargo securement enforcement policies; receive and review reports on research findings, securement equipment, and new technologies related to cargo securement; submit reports on the activities, actions, and outcomes of the North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA); and provide FMCSA and CCMTA officials with the opportunity to provide status reports or updates on all previous issues identified.

In order to better enable communication of meeting documents and information, registration is requested.

For more information, contact Kerri Wirachowsky at CVSA kerriw@cvsa.org or 301-830-6153.learn more...

2020 COHMED Conference

Monday, January 27, 2020 - Friday, January 31, 2020
Louisville, KY
The COHMED Conference is presented by the Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development (COHMED) Program. This partnership works to foster coordination, cooperation and communication between federal, state and local agencies that have regulatory and enforcement responsibility for the safe transportation of hazardous materials and the industry that they regulate.

By attending this focused, one-of-a-kind conference, you’ll meet face-to-face with representatives from federal and state agencies—as well as hazardous materials specialists, instructors, enforcement personnel, emergency planning managers, responders, academic institutions, interest groups and private industry—from all across North America. It’s is an unparalleled opportunity to network, build better working relationships and provide input into future changes and regulations.

In a nutshell, this annual conference provides a vital conduit for industry to present concerns and perspectives about the enforcement of the regulations. The information-sharing and problem-solving that takes place, coupled with the in-depth education that’s presented, is critical to building cooperation among stakeholders. If you are involved in HazMat regulation, enforcement or safety, COHMED this is one event you cannot afford to miss.learn more...

2020 Level VI Train the Trainer - Little Rock

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 - Thursday, February 27, 2020
Little Rock, AR
CVSA’s Operational Policy 4 – Inspector Training and Certification specifies that a Level VI CVSA-certified inspector must successfully complete eight hours of the Level VI refresher training within 24 months of completing his/her Basic Level VI Training Course or the inspector’s last Level VI refresher training. Refresher training is conducted by the person who successfully completed the Level VI Train the Trainer Course every two years. If an inspector/officer does not complete the above requirement, his/her certification will be suspended and in order to become re-certified, the inspector will have to successfully complete the Basic Level VI Training Course. As specified in CVSA Operational Policy 6 – Inspector Certification, each U.S. state or Canadian province Level VI refresher trainer must attend the Level VI Train the Trainer Course every two years.learn more...

2020 Industry Roadside Inspection Course - Vehicle Requirements - Kent, OH

Monday, April 6, 2020 - Friday, April 10, 2020
Kent, OH
CVSA will hold an Industry Roadside Inspection Course – Vehicle Requirements at The Davey Tree Expert Company in Kent, OH from April 6-10, 2020. The focus of the training will be on all regulatory vehicle related roadside requirements and out-of-service conditions.

This training will provide each motor carrier with the tools and knowledge to achieve compliance with the roadside safety regulations and a better understanding of the relationship between regulatory requirements and out-of-service conditions. This course includes information on regulatory requirements outlined in parts 393, 396 and Appendix G of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations, the CVSA North American Standard Level I Inspection Procedure and the out-of-service criteria as it relates to vehicle components of a commercial motor vehicle.

The deadline for registration is Friday, March 27, 2020.learn more...

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