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Suggestions for Effective Railroad Tank Car Loading/Unloading Training Programs: Instructional Methods

  • 01
  • Jan
  • 1999
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
SUBJECT: Hazardous Materials
KEYWORDS: Non-Accident Release, Employee Training, Safety Measures
ABSTRACT: Non-accident release (NAR) of hazardous materials from railroad tank cars is a source of concern for chemical manufacturers, railroads and the Federal Railroad Administration. An effective training program for individuals responsible for loading/unloading the substances from railroad tank cars helps to minimize the risk of an NAR. This document offers guidelines for the preparation, format, and organization of instruction for hazardous material loading/ unloading training. Anyone involved in the design and delivery of training to employees with this responsibility should find these guidelines helpful.