Please join Safety Management Services, Inc. (SMS), one of the U.S. DOT’s premier examining agencies, for an exciting and insightful look into the hazards classification process for Class 1 materials.
Day 1 & 2: Hazards Classification Procedures
- Identify the hazards presented by Class 1 materials in transportation
- Select the tests required to properly classify the hazards of Class 1 materials for transportation
- Discover the purpose of each test, along with key parameters/objectives and indicators for assessing test results
Day 3: Hazards Classification Testing Workshop at SMS’s Test Site (Toole Army Depot)
- Gain invaluable classroom and hands-on experience with each test’s setup and representative pass/fail results at SMS’s Test Site (Tooele Army Depot)
Day 4 & 5: Using Your Approval in a Hazardous Material Shipment
- Overview of the governing regulation: 49 CFR Subchapter C Hazardous Regulations (HMR)
- Learn about the various Approvals (EX numbers, Special Permits, and Competent Authority letters) and the hazardous materials’ shipment process.
|May 6, 2019||to||May 10, 2019|
|7:30 am - 5:00 pm|
|6-10 May 2019 Session||$2,100.00|
The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics Basic Course is a week-long course designed to provide students with a firm understanding of the basic principles of pyrotechnics, propellants and explosives. These principles are presented from a chemistry perspective and will be understood by both students with a small amount of chemistry background and those more deeply involved with energetic chemistry. The course is intended to be of interest to persons engaged in the design, manufacture, management, identification, regulation, analysis, disposal, and use of all types of energetic compositions. All three areas: pyrotechnics, propellants, and explosives will be discussed in detail highlighting their similarities as well as their differences. Each day, the principles discussed in the lectures will be demonstrated in the laboratory. At the end of the week, students will be given the opportunity to mix and test very limited amounts of pyrotechnic compositions. Both the chemicals and the hands-on instructional materials will be provided. Additionally, a copy of “Chemistry of Pyrotechnics – Basic Principles and Theory”, by Dr. John A. Conkling and Mr. Christopher Mocella, will be provided for each student.
The course will loosely follow the second edition of “Chemistry of Pyrotechnics – Basic principles and theory”, by Dr. John A. Conkling and Mr. Christopher Mocella. Mr. Ed Bender of Oklahoma State University’s Center for Fire & Explosives, Forensic Investigations, Training & Research (CENFEX) will provide the majority of the lectures throughout the week, with specific segments presented by the co-instructors. Mr. Ed Bender will conduct daily laboratory demonstrations assisted by CENFEX Director Mr. John Frucci.
Note that lodging is NOT included in the course fee. TCI will provide information for a recommended lodging facility. The last day of the course will end at 430pm.
Highlights from the course include:
— A review of the basic chemical and pyrotechnic principles
— Components of energetic mixtures
— Ignition, propagation, and sensitivity of pyrotechnic compositions
— Systems and compositions for heat, light, color, smoke production, propulsion, and explosive effects
|July 15, 2019||to||July 18, 2019|
|8:30 am - 5:30 pm|
|Chemistry of Pyrotechnics and Explosives: Basic Course||$1,875.00|
The Chemistry of Pyrotechnics II – Intermediate Course is a four-day course designed to provide working professionals who desire to continue their education the opportunity to examine fundamental concepts applied to the manufacturing of explosive substances and articles (ESA). A background in chemistry is helpful but not mandatory as the course is designed for persons engaged in development, manufacture, management, distribution, regulation, analysis, disposal, and use of ESA. Pyrotechnic, explosive and propellant substances and articles will be discussed and demonstrated in the Advanced Explosives Processing Research Group (AXPRO) indoor and outdoor laboratory facilities. Hands on opportunities will be provided for students with interest.
The course will use the second edition of “Chemistry of Pyrotechnics – Basic principles and theory”, by Dr. John A. Conkling and Mr. Christopher Mocella, and, the third edition of “The Chemistry of Explosives”, by Dr. Jacqueline Akhavan. Dr. Vilem Petr, Technical Director of the Colorado School of Mines Advanced Explosives Processing Research Group will coordinate the course and demonstrations with support from Dr. Jackson Shaver and other faculty members and guest lecturers
NOTE: Lodging is not included in the course fee. TCI will coordinate lodging for course attendees. The last day of the course will end at 12:30pm local time.
Highlights from the course include:
- Advanced discussion of pyrotechnic, explosive and propellant principles and practices
- Process safety and quality assurance concepts for energetic materials
- Research and tools to predict and measure energetic effects
- Management of explosive substances and articles
|August 13, 2019||to||August 16, 2019|
|9:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|9:00 am - 12:30 pm - Last day of the course ends at 1230pm local|
|Chem Pryo II - Intermediate Course||$2,400.00|
Provides an understanding of the practices and procedures that should be implemented to provide safe operations and compliance with 29 CFR 1910.119.
Consists of a combination of lecture and practical workshop exercises to allow participants to become familiar with the PSM requirements related to PHAs, selection of the appropriate PHA methodology(ies), and how to effectively lead a PHA team.
Download the Course Flyer: 2019 PSM/PHA Course Flyer
|September 9, 2019||to||September 12, 2019|
|8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
3923 West Center Park Drive
West Jordan, Utah 84084
This course focuses training attendees on the DoD 4145.26-M, DoD Contractors’ Safety Manual for Ammunition and Explosives.
Click here to download course details in PDF format.
|September 23, 2019||to||September 27, 2019|
|8:00 am - 5:00 pm|
|Explosives Safety for DOD Contractors||$2,000.00|