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The Chlorine Institute - Rail Safety & Hazmat Emergency Response Training (in collaboration with CN railroad)


11/12/2019 8:00 AM   local time


11/12/2019 4:00 PM   local time


Freeport, Illinois

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FEATURED HAZMAT: Toxic Gases (Chlorine & Hydrogen Chloride); Corrosive Liquids (Hydrochloric Acid & Caustic Soda) & Flammable Gases (Vinyl Chloride)

Event Level

Hazmat Technician/Specialist, First Responders, anyone interested in learning more about this topic.

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Brooke Lobdell
Administrative Assistant 

Secondary Contact

Cindy Kuranchie 
Senior Manager of Member Services and Outreach

Additional Information

FREE One-day Training Includes:
- Hands-on workshops and classroom instruction
- One-on-one training opportunities with emergency response professionals
- Complimentary lunch
- Certificates upon successful completion will be emailed 5-7 business days following the event
- Challenge coin at the end of the training day


Railroad 101: Learn about railroad operations, hazards and safety rules. Rail hazmat safety and emergency response procedures are reviewed.

Hazmat Safety & Emergency Response: Learn about the physical and chemical properties of toxic gases (chlorine & hydrogen chloride); corrosive liquids (hydrochloric acid & caustic soda) and flammable gases (vinyl chloride).  Transportation methods, health effects of acute exposure, proper selection of personal protective equipment, first aid, and medical treatment measures are reviewed.


Understanding Tank Cars: Learn about the anatomy of general service and pressure tank cars including protective housings; valves and fittings; truck components; safety appliances; jacket, shell and head construction; placards and markings.

A-Kit Workshop: Learn about potential leak scenarios for chlorine 150-lb cylinders and how to mitigate those leaks. Install new and old versions of the Emergency Kit “A” on chlorine cylinders.

B-Kit Workshop: Learn about potential leak scenarios for chlorine ton containers and how to mitigate those leaks. Install new and old versions of the Emergency Kit “B” on ton container training devices.

C-Kit Workshop: Learn about potential leak scenarios for chlorine rail tank car valves and fittings and how to mitigate those leaks. Install the Emergency Kit “C’ on chlorine tank car valve arrangements for standard and next generation (dual valve system) assemblies.

Midland ERK Workshop: Learn about potential leak scenarios for flammable gas tank car valves and fittings and how to mitigate those leaks. Install the Midland Emergency Response Kit on a typical flammable gas assembly.

Magnetic Patch Workshop: Participants are able to practice installing the Magnetic Patch on the side of a tank car.  This is a standard method of mitigating a hazardous materials leak on the side of a railcar. The leak is simulated using water.

Required Safety Gear for all Field Exercises: Safety Vest, hard hat, gloves, safety glasses, long pants, and steel toe or composite toe boots.  Please advise the instructor of any pre-existing medical condition(s) that may preclude you from participating in any field exercise.  Stay hydrated and stay alert!

Please note classroom presentations are held in a non-climate controlled tent. Please dress accordingly for the weather. Long-pants are required.

*Please be at the site by 8:00 AM for registration. Depending on registration & training needs, the training schedule may be adjusted prior to event.

Please click here to view the flyer for this event.

NOTE: Registration will remain open until after the event! Walk-ins are welcome to register on-site at the training event, however we strongly encourage pre-registration for lunch planning purposes! We look forward to seeing you at the CI/TRANSCAER Event!

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