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2022 Hazardous Materials Instructor Training Lithium Battery Training Course - Nov. 29

Tuesday, November 29, 2022 (8:00 AM-12:00 PM)

CVSA will hold a four-hour virtual Hazardous Materials Instructor Training Lithium Battery Training Course training course on Tuesday, Nov. 29. The course will be offered from 8 a.m.-12 p.m. MT time.

The use of lithium batteries continues to increase, which means more lithium batteries are being transported in commerce, including initial-use lithium batteries and used batteries for recycling. This course will introduce the hazmat employee instructor to the types of lithium batteries and common uses; lithium battery chemistry and safety; lithium battery classification in §173.185, including exceptions; shipping papers, when required; marking; labeling; placarding; emergency response; incident investigation; and undeclared lithium battery shipments.
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2022 Crude Oil Transportation Virtual Course – Dec. 20

Tuesday, December 20, 2022 (9:00 AM-3:00 PM)

This eight-hour course will introduce inspectors to the regulatory and transportation history of crude oil as well as a review of current compliance requirements specific to crude oil in bulk packaging. The course will include instruction and a post-test. Prior to attending this training, you should already have some knowledge of the hazardous materials table, shipping papers, marking, labeling and placarding. This course WILL NOT cover 49 CFR Part 172 in detail but will provide a high-level overview of the regulations.
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2023 COHMED Conference

Monday, January 23, 2023 - Friday, January 27, 2023
San Antonio, TX
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.
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2023 CVSA Level VI Refresher – San Antonio

Monday, January 23, 2023 - Tuesday, January 24, 2023
San Antonio, TX
The CVSA Level VI Inspection Program is offering its eight-hour Level VI refresher course as part of the 2023 COHMED Conference, in San Antonio, Texas. Scheduled for 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 23, 2023, this refresher course is for CVSA-certified Level VI inspectors only and its completion meets CVSA’s maintenance of certification requirement for Level VI certified inspectors as outlined in the CVSA Operations Manual.
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