CI Courses On Offer From NTSB

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Jan 282011

The US National Transportation Safety Board is offering two courses for investigators and industry professionals in the next two months.

The first course, Cognitive Interviewing for Accident Investigators, will be offered February 23-24, 2011, at the NTSB Training Center, and provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to conduct interviews of participants in, and witnesses to, transportation incidents or accidents. Emphasis will be on the cognitive interviewing technique to maximize the amount and quality of information obtained during investigative interviews. This course will also focus on refining CI techniques and will provide the participant with numerous opportunities to gain confidence using the CI method through interactive discussion, demonstrations and exercises. Continue reading »

Shore Based Dangerous Goods Handlers To Be Trained For Safety

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Dec 212009

From 1 January 2010 Shore-based personnel with a direct influence on the safe carriage of dangerous goods by ships must be trained to do the job, says the International Maritime Organization, in what can only be a welcome decision.

A revised version of the international regulations for the carriage of dangerous goods by sea, the IMDG Code (version 34-08), takes effect. Regulations have been drawn up requiring shore-based personnel directly involved in the planning and preparation of dangerous goods carried by sea to complete safety training. The training requirement has been caused by a number of accidents where contributory causes have included insufficient declaration, packing, labelling, handling and other problems.

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