A new online training program will instruct dealership employees how properly ship hazardous materials.
The training starts in late 2005. Two years in the making, it is a joint effort involving the Automotive Industry Action Group and the North American Automotive HazMat Action Committee, which includes regulatory compliance specialists from major auto makers.
“We have resolved to move forward with training to help dealerships become aware of the right ways to ship the increasing number of HazMat items,” says training leader Dan Wieten.
“The individual efforts of each committee member will better protect dealers and citizens in HazMat transport,” says Ron Tillinger of the automotive action group.
Existing dealership training programs of the sort may not be enough, warns a project spearheader, Richard A. Wentworth.
He says, “Dealers who are currently obtaining training material or courses from outside consultants are receiving material that may not be tailored to the automotive industry.”
The first version of the new training program is to be unveiled Sept. 29.