Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Hazmat Training Held in Kosrae

Palikir, POHNPEI (FSM Information Service): April 21, 2006 - The FSM Department of Health Education and Social Affairs announces the completion of a two-part Hazmat training that was held in the States of Kosrae from April 17 to April 21 2006.

The first part of the training dealt with the Community Hazard Awareness Industry Safety course. The course was ideal for managers, supervisors and safety personnel with safety and health responsibilities and who handle transport or use Hazardous materials.

The second part of the training focused on the OSHA HAZWOPER Hazmat Technical Course, which builds on acquired skills by adding air monitoring and chemical testing procedures and plugging, patching and leak containment skills.

In the first course, participants were also introduced to Occupational Safety and Health for General Industry with special emphasis on recognizing the hazards and preventing hazardous material incidents.

The training was conducted by AMPRO Consultant, John Scott.

Similar trainings are scheduled for the other three states as follows:

Pohnpei - April 24 - 28;
Chuuk - May 1 - 5; and
Yap - May 29 - June 7.

AMPRO, Inc. is a HAZMAT services company specializing in OE - Ordnance and Explosives related on-site support functions to the construction industry.

AMPRO provides services in support of excavation with emphasis on Unexploded Ordnance surveys and clearances, Phase 1 Environmental Assessments, geophysical testing and underground mapping. This specialized expertise has been developed through experience in the military and civilian ordnance and explosives industry since 1983.

AMPRO is a Guam based corporation with direct flights by US air carrier to all major points in Micronesia, the Western Pacific and Asia. AMPRO is an acronym for All Hazard Management Professionals.

For further information on this release, please contact:

FSM Office of the President
Public Information: Press, Radio, Video
P.O Box 34
Palikir Station, Pohnpei, FM 96941
Tel.: (691) 320-2548/2092
Fax.: (691) 320-4356