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HAZMAT Kentucky has been awarded $720,000 in a Federal Grant from the NIEHS/ Midwest Consortium for Hazardous Waste Trainings

Louisville – Over the next five years, HAZMAT Kentucky will receive a Federal Grant totaling $720,000 to enhance local emergency planning and preparedness for hazardous materials incidents and clean-up through interactive training. 

The grant will be used to improve and implement their training curricula, acquire new equipment and expand their class offerings throughout the Louisville area.  Hazardous material jobs are in high-demand, encompassing a wide range of industries including the medical, manufacturing, chemical and environmental fields.

 

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, & a happy and healthy workforce makes for a successful, high performing fire/EMS department. Six keys for keeping your volunteer responders healthy, active, and engaged with a free toolkit from the @NVFC: buff.ly/3ky2uFK
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New Occupational Disease - Welder's Anthrax: Welder’s anthrax is a rare and deadly disease. It is defined as a pneumonia in metalworkers caused by bacteria from within the B. cereus group that produces anthrax toxin.
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Severe thunderstorms are expected from eastern Texas into the mid Mississippi Valley Thursday. Storms will be capable of producing tornadoes, large hail, and damaging winds. Heavy rainfall may also lead to flash flooding. https://t.co/VyWINDBEpn
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Protect your home before hurricane season arrives. Review your insurance policy to make sure it covers severe weather hazards like flooding & high winds.
✔️ Keep in mind: Flood insurance takes 30 days to be active. Get it today: https://t.co/TveEVW4xuJ

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IN: The Indiana Department of Environmental Management has ordered a Bloomington gas station to assess the extent of a fuel leak that sent thousands of gallons of fuel into sanitary and storm sewers in early November.
#fuel #leak #hazard

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Federal efforts to address pollution by so-called forever chemicals may push increased costs onto water and wastewater agencies.
#chemicals #water #pollution
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The AMGTA has issued a report outlining the requirements to passivate metal condensate waste. The new process involves mixing powder condensate waste with a removable resin, which renders the waste non-hazardous and shippable to a recycling plant. https://t.co/6kOXOolz4e
Want to learn about a drug-free workplace policy? Check out our May 2022 article on the topic!

When considering what to include in a drug-free workplace policy, there are a few components. https://t.co/Sg4gcJfIsK
New NIOSH Study Questions Non-Healthcare Workers on COVID-19 Exposure at Work. https://t.co/Ac0If2KVRP
Workers who are complacent may be at risk for fatigue, injuries and other safety hazards. https://t.co/ObFReELZ4H