Southeastern LSBDC and NTCC to hold hazardous materials course

Monday, July 18, 2016
by: Rene Abadie

     HAMMOND – The Louisiana Small Business Development Center (LSBDC) at Southeastern Louisiana University and Northshore Technical Community College will co-host a safety training and education course for hazardous materials.
     Titled “Hazardous Materials Awareness,” the program will take place in Hammond on Friday, July 15, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Southeastern Small Business Development Center, located at 1514 Martens Drive.
     The cost to attend is $69. Registration is available online at and ends July 13.
     “This workshop is recommended for hazardous materials workers and those interested in pursuing careers in the fields of maritime, nursing, law enforcement, fire or emergency agencies departments, or  dock and off-shore work, and those citizens interested in preparing for unforeseen exposure to hazardous materials,” said Sandy Summers, assistant director of the Small Business Development Center.
     The course involves eight hours of classroom instruction, case studies and interactive tabletop scenarios emphasizing the concept of materials awareness. Topics include an introduction to the laws, standards and regulations that apply to hazardous materials incidents and response; and insight on recognition of a hazardous materials incident, notification of appropriate authorities and maintenance of the safety of personnel.
     For more information, call (985) 549-3831.

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