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CHEMTREC Announces Awards and Scholarships for the 2022 HMIC Conference


CHEMTREC® is pleased to announce we are offering two scholarships in the amount of $2,500 each for the following award recipients “Hazmat Officer of the Year” and the “Hazmat Instructor of the Year” to attend the 2022 Hazardous Materials Instructors and Commanders (HMIC) Conference hosted by Hazard3 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on November 13-16, 2022. 

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Emergency Responder Survey

CHEMTREC Emergency Responder Survey


Our goal is to always be the top resource for emergency responders, so we want to hear from responders on what we do best, what we could improve upon, and what additional resources we could provide that would be beneficial. Through the CHEMTREC® Emergency Responder Survey we will be able to continue to enhance our services and features to best support all first responders during hazmat incidents. The survey will be open from March 1 - November 1, 2022.

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Benner’s Behavior Model in the Modern Era (D.E.C.I.D.E.)

| Jon Simpson, Manager Hazardous Materials, Norfolk Southern Corporation

Chances are, if you have been in any discipline or position that requires emergency response to hazardous materials, you are familiar with the name Ludwig Benner. Mr. Benner was a chemical engineer by trade who spent over three decades investigating accidents with the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) and focused extensively on hazmat transportation and equipment engineering. In addition, and perhaps lesser known, he created a General Hazardous Behavior Model (GEBMO); its creation gives us a model of how every failure of a hazmat container unfolds. Each component or event of the modeling has a subset of categories describing how that event can behave. Based on Mr. Benner’s engineering background and backed by numerous case studies the model is focused on very predictable science.

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