W.E. Train Consulting Offers Dangerous Goods Transport Compliance Expertise in St. Petersburg, Florida and all United States markets and much of the rest of the world, too.
W.E. Train Consulting offers CUSTOMIZED CONSULTING in St. Petersburg, Florida
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 St. Petersburg.
W.E. Train Consulting offers AUDIT VS. ASSESSMENT Services in St. Petersburg.
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 St. Petersburg.
Assessments are good for new or recently altered compliance systems. Assessments usually generate broader issues for correction, and often highlight alternative methods of compliance.
St. Petersburg, Florida a city with a rich and interesting history and a great place to live work and play.
St. Petersburg is a city on Florida’s gulf coast, part of the Tampa Bay area. It’s known for its pleasant weather hence its “Sunshine City” nickname, making it popular for golfing, boating, fishing and beach going. Its waterfront parks host the Dali Museum, featuring surrealist works of art, the Museum of Fine Arts, with works ranging from ancient to contemporary; and Mahaffey Theater, home of the Florida Orchestra.
In the 1950s, St. Petersburg experienced another population increase with residents. The development of transportation was important with the increase of tourists, more automobiles were used in the city and subsequently the public street cars were removed. In 1954 the original Sunshine Skyway Bridge officially opened its first span to link St. Petersburg with Manatee County. A year later in 1955, Highway 19opened in the city creating a large influx of traffic. By the end of the 1950s, tourists and retirees increased in the area.
The development of major transportation continued into the 1960s with the completion of the Howard Frankland Bridge in 1960, creating another connection between St. Petersburg and Tampa. St. Petersburg also received its first stadium named the Bayfront Center which hosted the first professional hockey league in Tampa Bay. A new municipal marina and the Museum of Fine Arts were also built downtown. St. Petersburg is home to one of the world’s largest reclaimed water systems that was built in the 1970s which flows 37 million gallons of water per day to provide for customers located throughout the city.
From May to August 1968, 211 of the city’s sanitation workers struck for higher wages. The strike began approximately one month after Martin Luther King, Jr.’s assassination in Memphis, Tennessee while supporting that city’s sanitation workers strike.
In 1984, a full-scale flying replica of the Benoist XIV flying boat was constructed by Florida Aviation Historical Society for the 70th anniversary of the flight. This aircraft is now on loan to the St. Petersburg Museum of History in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Development of the first Major League Baseball team to be located in the Tampa Bay area began in St. Petersburg throughout the 1970s. The city tried to encourage numerous teams through the United States to make St. Petersburg their new tenant. With the need of a major league baseball team, designs for a ballpark were first presented in 1983 and construction for a permanent dome stadium began in 1986. The stadium opened in 1990 as the Florida Suncoast Dome, later named the Thunderdome in 1993. After many attempts to attract tenants to the new stadium, Major League Baseball gave St. Petersburg a franchise in 1995. In 1996, the dome was renamed a third time to Tropicana Field after naming rights were established with Tropicana Dole Beverages. The Tampa Bay Devil Rays was then established in 1998 after the stadium’s renovation and the new team played their first game on March 31, 1998, giving the Tampa Bay area their first professional baseball team.
W.E. Train Consulting are the experts you need in St. Petersburg, Florida
With 25+ years of extensive exposure working with Dangerous Goods in pharmaceutical, safety supplies, chemical, educational, waste, and clinical trials environments in St. Petersburg, 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 St. Petersburg? Contact W.E. Train Consulting today to see what Gene can do for you.