Training Strategy
That Drives Results.

Based on data from years of Safety Culture Assessments, the Short Line Safety Institute (SLSI) identified a need for hazardous materials training specifically designed for short line, small business railroads. The Hazardous Materials Training Program ensures employees are conversant and compliant with the regulations regarding the transportation of hazardous materials, provides function specific training, and reviews emergency response procedures.

With a grant from the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration, the SLSI has developed a comprehensive Hazardous Materials Training Program with the assistance of a robust team of industry experts. Together, the program management and implementation team members have over 500 years of experience in hazardous materials transportation safety.

The short line railroads will benefit tremendously by taking advantage of the expertise and one-of-a-kind industry resources the PHMSA grant has enabled. This is a unique opportunity for small railroads to supplement their training and programs for safely transporting the nation’s hazardous materials.

Carl Gerhardstein Program Facilitator

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Short Line Safety Institute's Hazmat Training Program

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Upcoming Training Events

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    SLSI at ASLRRA Regional Meetings

    Various Locations – See Conference Registration Website for Details

    The SLSI is offering multiple training events at ASLRRA’s Regional Meetings this fall. Click o...