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2019 COHMED Conference

Monday, January 28, 2019 - Friday, February 1, 2019
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.learn more...

2019 CVSA Data Management, Quality and FMCSA Systems Training

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - Thursday, January 31, 2019
San Antonio, TX

2019 Industry Roadside Inspection Course - Driver Requirements - Tolleson, AZ

Monday, February 4, 2019 - Friday, February 8, 2019
Tolleson, AZ
CVSA will hold an Industry Roadside Inspection Course – Driver Requirements at the Arizona Trucking Association (ATA) in Tolleson, Arizona on February 4-8, 2019.

The focus of the training will be on all regulatory driver related roadside requirements and out-of-service conditions.
This course includes information on regulatory definitions, intrastate vs. interstate operations, CDL and driver qualification requirements, hazardous materials overview, hours of service rules, annual inspections on CMV's and the DataQ filing process.

This course is intended to provide industry with the necessary training to better understand the roadside regulatory requirements. The goal of the training is to provide each carrier with the tools and knowledge to achieve compliance with the roadside safety regulations and a better understand of the relationship between regulatory requirements and out-of-service conditions.learn more...

2019 Regional COHMED Training - Columbus, OH

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - Thursday, February 21, 2019
Columbus, OH
CVSA will hold this Regional COHMED Training Course at the ODOT Central Garage Facility located at 1616 W. Broad St. on Feb. 20-21, 2019.

Prerequisites
The prerequisites for the course are successful completion of the General Hazardous Materials Inspection Course and either the Cargo Tank Inspection Course or the Other Bulk Packagings Inspection Course. Students must have current CVSA certification to complete Level I Inspections.

What to Expect
All training materials will be provided, including hazardous materials and safety regulations, emergency response guidebooks, the CVSA North American Standard Out-of-Service Criteria, highlighters and pens. Students will be given a pre-test at the beginning of class and a post-test at the end. The post-test will be an individual effort using only the books provided during the class. To successfully pass the class, the student must pass the post-test. A score of 80 percent is required to pass the post-test and receive a certificate of completion. A student who receives a score of less than 80 percent will receive a certificate of attendance.learn more...

2019 Level VI Train the Trainer - San Antonio

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 - Thursday, February 28, 2019
San Antonio, TX
CVSA’s Operational Policy 4 – Inspector Training and Certification specifies that a certified Level VI Inspector must successfully complete eight hours of CVSA Level VI Refresher Training within 24 months of completing his or her Basic Level VI Training Course or the inspector's last Level VI refresher training. This refresher training is conducted by the person that has attended and successfully completed the Level VI Train the Trainer Course every two years as specified in CVSA Operational Policy 6. If an inspector or officer does not complete the above requirement, his/her certification will be suspended. To become re-certified, the inspector will have to attend and successfully complete the Basic CVSA Level VI Training Course. As specified in CVSA Operational Policy 6, each state's or province's Level VI Train the Trainer certified inspector or officer must attend and successfully complete the Level VI Train the Trainer Course every two years.learn more...

2019 CVSA Workshop

Sunday, March 31, 2019 - Thursday, April 4, 2019
St. Louis, MS
The annual CVSA Workshop is designed to help stakeholders—government officials, enforcement and industry—continue their work together to advance commercial vehicle safety and security. This is your chance to collaborate with your colleagues from all across North America to affect meaningful changes to the overall culture of transportation safety.learn more...

2019 North American Cargo Securement Harmonization Public Forum - St. Louis

Sunday, March 31, 2019 (1:00 PM-5:30 PM)
St. Louis, MO
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 required.

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

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