W.E. Train Consulting offers CUSTOMIZED CONSULTING in Tampa, 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.
W.E. Train Consulting offers AUDIT VS. ASSESSMENT Services in Tampa, Florida.
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 trackable corrective actions in Tampa.
Assessments are good for new or recently altered compliance systems. Assessments usually generate broader issues for correction, and often highlight alternative methods of compliance.
Tampa Florida an interesting history and a great place to live and work
Tampa is a major city in, and the county seat of, Hillsborough County, Florida, United States. It is on the west coast of Florida on Tampa Bay, near the Gulf of Mexico, and is the largest city in the Tampa Bay Area. The city had a population of 335,709 at the 2010 census, and an estimated population of 377,165 in 2016.
Archaeological evidence indicates the shores of Tampa Bay were inhabited by indigenous peoples for thousands of years. The Safety Harbor culture developed in the area around the year 1000 AD, and the descendant Tocobaga and Pohoy chiefdoms were living in or near the current city limits of Tampa when the area was first visited by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. Interactions between native peoples and the Spanish were brief and often violent, and although the newcomers did not stay for long, they introduced European diseases which brought the collapse of native societies across the Florida peninsula over the ensuing decades. Although Spain claimed all of Florida and beyond as part of New Spain, it did not found a colony on the west coast. After the disappearance of the indigenous populations, there were no permanent settlements in the Tampa Bay area until after the United States acquired Florida from Spain in 1821.
In 1824, the United States Army established a frontier outpost called Fort Brooke at the mouth of the Hillsborough River, near the site of today’s Tampa Convention Center downtown. The first civilian residents were pioneer ranchers and farmers who settled near the fort for protection from the nearby Seminole population. The town grew slowly, and had become a minor shipping port for cattle and citrus by the time of the United States Civil War. Tampa Bay was blockaded by the United States Navy during the war, and Tampa fell into a long period of economic stagnation that continued long after the war ended. The situation finally improved in the 1880s, when the first railroad links, the discovery of phosphate, and the arrival of the cigar industry jump-started its development, helping Tampa to grow from an isolated village with less than 800 residents in 1880 to a bustling city of over 30,000 by the early 1900s.
Today, Tampa is part of the metropolitan area most commonly referred to as the “Tampa Bay Area”. For U.S. Census purposes, Tampa is part of the Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, Florida Metropolitan Statistical Area. The four-county area is composed of roughly 2.9 million residents, making it the second largest metropolitan statistical area(MSA) in the state, and the fourth largest in the Southeastern United States, behind Miami, Washington, D.C., and Atlanta. The Greater Tampa Bay area has over 4 million residents and generally includes the Tampa and Sarasota metro areas.
W.E. Train Consulting are the experts you need in Tampa, Florida.
With 25+ years of extensive exposure working with Dangerous Goods in pharmaceutical, safety supplies, chemical, educational, waste, and clinical trials environments inTampa, 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. Contact W.E. Train today to see what Gene can do for you.