Summary Description

This course provides emergency responders with information critical for railroad incident response including: hazardous materials behavior, sources of assistance to acquire information regarding the inherent hazards of these materials, safe response; knowledge of railroad electrical, fuel and air systems; identifying rolling stock; pinch points; stopping a train; high/low pressure tank cars, and other on-scene dangers.

Signet North America also utilizes each customer’s specific equipment to the greatest extent possible, including PPE, monitoring, decontamination, reference materials, etc. for training, as we feel that it is important to train on the equipment one has in order to discover and understand uses, identify strengths and shortcomings, and address each of these in order to do everything possible to ensure a stronger, more competent organization at the conclusion of the educational experience.


The goal of this Signet North America Rail Chemical Transportation Awareness and Response Safety course is to ensure that personnel will better understand the inherent dangers of operating on and near railroads and responding to railroad hazmat events.  This Experience is two very full days of interactive hands-on demonstrations, explorations, explanations and real-world applications for responders at all levels

This course meets and exceeds criteria found in United States OSHA 29 CFR 1910.120(q)(6)(i)(A), 1910.120(q)(6)(ii)(C), 1910.120(q)(6)(iii)(I), and 1910.120(q)(6)(iv)(I). It also meets criteria found in 2008 NFPA 472 Chapters 5 Core Competencies for Operations Level Responders [5.2.2 (8), 5.2.3 (8), 5.2.3 (9)], Chapter 6 Mission-Specific Competencies for Operations Level Responders [ (2), and Chapter 8 Competencies for Hazardous Material Technicians [,]


None required.