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HM NEWS!


  1. CVSA's Brake Safety Week is Sept. 16-22, 2018.  CVSA-certified enforcement personnel will conduct roadside inspections on commercial motor vehicles for Brake Safety Week, Sept. 16-22, in order to identify and remove CMVs with critical brake violations from our roadways and to call attention to the dangers of faulty brake systems.

About Us

Our team

Although Railsback HazMat Safety Professionals (HMSP) is a company of me, myself and I, making Professionals plural is stressing that everyone involved in the transportation of hazardous materials is needed to ensure safety and compliance. Railsback HazMat Safety Professionals is owned and operated by Rex Railsback.  Rex has over 21 years of experience within the Hazardous Materials and Transportation community, dealing with compliance and training, as part of a 28 ½ year career as a Kansas State Trooper.  This experience is not limited to the State of Kansas, but throughout the United States training enforcement, regulatory and industry personnel. 

Our history

Rex Railsback has over 21 years of experience within the Hazardous Materials and Transportation community, dealing with compliance and training, as part of a 28 ½ year career as a Kansas State Trooper.  During this career, Rex was a Master Instructor for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, National Training Center (NTC) in General Hazardous Materials, Cargo Tank Inspection, Other Bulk Package and North American Standard Inspection Part A and Part B.  Rex was also recognized as a subject matter expert for the courses.  Rex has delivered countless hours of instruction to enforcement and industry members over his career.  His ability to understand, interpret and train others on the convoluted federal regulations is second to none.  The knowledge and experience held by Railsback HazMat Safety Professionals could only have been obtained through decades of hands-on, real world application of hazardous materials enforcement. Rex conducted compliance reviews of motor carriers, hazardous materials shippers and cargo tank facilities to ensure compliance with federal regulations.  Rex is a past International Chair of the Cooperative Hazardous Materials Enforcement Development Program (COHMED) of the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA).  Rex was a voting member on the CVSA hazardous materials, training and vehicle committees at annual conferences for several years. Upon retirement in December of 2017, Rex held the rank of lieutenant within the Motor Carrier Safety Assistant Program, Commercial Vehicle Enforcement with the Kansas Highway Patrol and was the State Hazardous Materials Specialist for Transportation.  

Our mission

Promote the safe transportation of hazardous materials through assistance with regulatory compliance and training. 



Site Content

Services

Services:

49 C.F.R. Subchapter C Hazardous Materials Regulations Guidance;

  • Shipping Papers
  • Markings
  • Labeling
  • Placarding
  • Emergency Response Information
  • Training Safety and Security Plans

49 C.F.R. Subpart H to Part 172 Hazardous Materials Training;

  • General Awareness/Familiarization Training
  • Function Specific Training
  • Safety Training
  • Security Awareness Training


Assistance with HM Shipper Reviews

Assistance with Cargo Tank Facility Reviews.

HM Roadside Inspection Review

HM DataQ Assistance

Certifications

Certificates of Completion:


Dept. of Homeland Security

WMD Rad/Nuc Awareness

(AWR-140), Oct. 2015


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Master Instructor Development;

  • General Hazardous Materials Inspection, Apr. 2012
  • Cargo Tank Inspection, Apr. 2012
  • Other Bulk Package Inspection, Apr. 2012
  • North American Standard Inspection Part A, Apr. 2012
  • North American Standard Inspection Part B,  Apr. 2012

Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Cargo Tank Facility Review Instructor, Oct. 2011


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Basic Compliance Review, Apr. 2009


Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

Advanced North American Standard Level I Instructor Development Lead Instructor/Coach, Dec. 2007


Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance

North American Level VI Train the Trainer, Jan. 2006


New Mexico Tech.

Energetic Materials Research and Testing Center

Incident Response to Terrorist Bombings, Feb. 2005

Publications

Below at links to publications by Rex Railsback:

 

Article's in the CVSA Guardian


http://74.208.209.229/guardian/issues/2013-3rd-quarter/Placarding-Safety-Marks.php


https://issuu.com/cvsaorg/docs/3rd_quarter_2010/21 


LabelMaster's Masters Series on HM/DG Transportation, featuring Rex Railsback.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqZnU4BnCD4

   

Recent PHMSA Interpretations

  • Ref. No. 18-0021 - This interp helps clarify Function Specific training requirements.
  • Ref. No. 15-0168R - This interp clarifies the previous answer for Bulk solids.
  • Ref. No. 16-0085R - 173.5 (Agricultural operations) applicability Q & A.
  • Ref. No. 17-0077 - Listing Class "3" in the HM Description, is not OK for Combustible Liquids.
  • Ref. No. 17-0082 - Reiterates that the ER Phone # is required.
  • Ref. No. 17-0086 - Older ERGs are OK as long as ERI info is still valid.

Recent PHMSA Final Rules


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Railsback HazMat Safety Professionals LLC

Rex Railsback

rex@hazmatgeek.com or (913) 568-3001