W.E. Train Consulting Offers Dangerous Goods Transport Compliance Expertise in Atlanta, Georgia and all United States markets and much of the rest of the world, too.
W.E. Train Consulting offers CUSTOMIZED CONSULTING in Atlanta, Georgia.
It is rare to find someone who can pay attention to the small details and still see the big picture. But this is why Gene Sanders of W.E. Train Consulting is so good as both a trainer and a consultant. Seeing and explaining how the details fit in the big picture helps identify any holes in a compliance system and helps keep both the systems and employees safe and compliant. Whether it’s putting together a new system or just checking up on your existing system, let W.E. Train Consulting be your Dangerous Goods (HazMat) consultant in Atlanta.
W.E. Train Consulting offers AUDIT VS. ASSESSMENT Services in Atlanta, Georgia
Audits are good for an existing, tested system providing detailed explanations of even the tiniest faults. Audits are meant to generate specific time-specific, time-bound track able corrective actions in Atlanta.
Assessments are good for new or recently altered compliance systems. Assessments usually generate broader issues for correction, and often highlight alternative methods of compliance.
Atlanta, Georgia an interesting history and a great place to live and work
Atlanta is a great place to live and work with a remarkable history which dates back to 1836, when Georgia decided to build a railroad to the U.S. Midwest and a location was chosen to be the line’s terminus. The stake marking the founding of “Terminus” was driven into the ground in 1837 (called the Zero Mile Post). In 1839, homes and a store were built there and the settlement grew. Between 1845 and 1854, rail lines arrived from four different directions, and the rapidly growing town quickly became the rail hub for the entire Southern United States. During the American Civil War, Atlanta, as a distribution hub, became the target of a major Union campaign, and in 1864 Union William Sherman’s troops set on fire and destroyed the city’s assets and buildings, save churches and hospitals. After the war the population grew rapidly, as did manufacturing, while the city retained its role as a rail hub. Coca-Cola was launched here in 1886 and grew into an Atlanta-based world empire. Electric streetcars arrived in 1889,and the city added new “streetcar suburbs”.
The city’s elite black colleges of Atlanta were founded between 1865 and 1885, and despite disenfranchisement and the later imposition of Jim Crow laws in the 1910s, a prosperous black middle class and upper class emerged. By the early 20th century, “Sweet” Auburn Avenue was called “the most prosperous Negro street in the nation”. In the 1950s blacks started moving into city neighborhoods that had previously kept them out, while Atlanta’s first freeways enabled large numbers of whites to move to, and commute from, new suburbs. Atlanta was home to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and a major center for the Civil Rights Movement. Resulting desegregation occurred in stages over the 1960s. Slums were razed and the new Atlanta Housing Authority built public housing projects.
From the mid-60s to mid-70s, nine suburban malls opened in and around Atlanta, and the downtown shopping district declined. But just north of it, gleaming office towers and hotels rose, and in 1976 the new Georgia World Congress Center signaled Atlanta’s rise as a major convention city. In 1973 the city elected its first black mayor, Maynard Jackson, and in ensuing decades, black political leaders worked successfully with the white business community to promote business growth, while still empowering black businesses. From the mid-70s to mid-80s most of the MARTA rapid transit system was built. While the suburbs grew rapidly, much of the city itself deteriorated and the city lost 21% of its population between 1970 and 1990.
In 1996 Atlanta proudly hosted the Summer Olympics, for which new facilities and infrastructure were built. Hometown airline Delta continued to grow, and by 1998-9, Atlanta’s airport was the busiest in the world.
W.E. Train Consulting are the experts you need in Atlanta, Georgia
With 25+ years of extensive exposure working with Dangerous Goods in pharmaceutical, safety supplies, chemical, educational, waste, and clinical trials environments in Atlanta,Georgia, W.E. Train Consulting is knowledgeable in DOT (49CFR), ICAO (A.I.R. & IATA), IMO (IMDG), TDG, and ADR. W.E. Train Consulting founder Gene is one of the first three people in the world to become a Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer in five different sets of transport regulations. Gene has worked for carriers and for shippers, dealing with proposed products, with new products, and with waste, involving chemicals and involving articles, handling outgoing shipments and dealing with returns, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Gene has been on a Hazardous Materials Emergency Response team, and on a volunteer fire department. Gene established the W.E. Train Consulting for the purposes of developing and conducting training programs, primarily for shippers, involving some aspect of all hazard classes and divisions, including Class 1, Division 6.2, and Class 7. With degrees in Biochemistry and in Chemistry, and a minor in Microbiology, Gene regularly teaches in depth, detailed courses in Classification, and in Infectious Substances, as well as teaching more comprehensive classes involving all aspects of DG shipping, offering, and accepting.
Gene is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors at DGTA (Dangerous Good Trainers Association), served on the initial Board of Directors for DGTA, served on the Board of Directors of DGAC (formerly HMAC) for 12 of the past 13 years, and is currently also a member of COSTHA, NESHTA, AHMP, and SCHC.
Gene writes a monthly column, From the Porch Swing, for HCB (Hazardous Cargo Bulletin), a global publication, and has conducted workshops and/or spoken at conferences such as COSTHA, SCHC, DGAC, and AHMP.
Gene now runs his own classification, training, and consulting company, W.E. Train Consulting. In Atlanta? Contact W.E. Train Consulting today to see what Gene can do for you.