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March 27, 2020

A Message from Coggno

(from our web host company to all our Class A/B and C UST operators)

Hi Coggno Community:

The Novel Coronavirus is impacting our communities in so many ways.

The situation is constantly evolving and as we are presented with a new set of challenges every day we wanted you to be aware that fortunately Coggno is operating at full staffing levels, and as the demand for online training becomes greater, we are firing up additional servers to meet demands as they make themselves apparent.

In this climate of uncertainty and fear, we need to acknowledge that we are stronger together, and we will overcome this as we remain confident, resilient, and socially responsible.

To that end, here is what we are doing to support you.

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March 26, 2020

Emergency Hire Discounts Available

Convenience store workers are now listed as essential workers during the Coronavirus pandemic, and we are seeing a surge of new employees at gas stations around the country.

Need training fast? Our Class C course is quick to complete: most Class C trainees are trained and certified in less than a half hour.

How are you making sure your workers are being safe and sanitary while serving the public? And do your new hires know how to handle spills, leaks, alarms, accidents and other possible problems?

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March 25, 2020

A Message from the top EPA UST Official Carolyn Hoskinson

(Received today via email)

Dear UST Community (Industry, Tribes, States, EPA Colleagues, and everyone else!):

I am thankful each and every day for the community of all who work in the UST field.  During this global pandemic, we are each facing personal and professional challenges unlike anything we have encountered before.  Gas stations and convenience stores are essential critical infrastructure; all Americans count on them to stay open in a crisis for food and fuel and other extremely important necessities.  I appreciate all the efforts that so many people are making to ensure that our community stays viable, open, and at the same time continuing our vigilance to properly maintain, operate and test our equipment as best we can to prevent potential releases to the environment.  We are all also carefully considering what work should be paused during this time in our LUST cleanup programs.

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New Tank Savvy Minutes: Stay Savvy, Stay Safe

March 25, 2020

Check out these short Tank Savvy Minute videos made by UST Training’s Ben Thomas. Get basic guidance for gas station customers (be kind, be patient), service technicians (give them space so they can fix pumping equipment) and UST operators (still do compliance checks). Feel free to share and make sure you subscribe for future updates.

Be Savvy, Be Safe: A Special Tank Savvy Minute About the Coronavirus
Ben Thomas of UST Training provides a special edition about the Coronavirus an underground storage tank Compliance management. See more here: https://usttraining.com/stay-avvy-st…

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March 25, 2020

Broward County FL Circulates Stay Savvy, Stay Safe Links

In Broward County, Florida, officials from the Environmental and Consumer Protection Division are forwarding our recent newsletters, blog posts and resource links to the county’s UST owners and operators. The idea is to help share information about safety precautions to reduce the spread of the Coronavirus or COVID-19 at UST sites.

If you would like your organization to reference us and link to our material, please contact us for permission (which we are happy to provide) at 866-301-8265 or info@USTtraining.com

Stay Savvy, Stay Safe

March 25, 2020

PEI Industry Alert: Critical Infrastructure Authorization to Work Form

March 25, 2020

PEI today released a new resource, the Critical Infrastructure Authorization to Work and Travel Form, to help employees traveling to and from work or otherwise performing their job functions document their exemption from curfews, shelter-in-place orders and other related business restrictions.

The new resource is a companion to the customizable Essential Business Statement Tool, which helps member companies explain to local governing authorities the essential role of PEI members.

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March 25, 2020

Working from Home? A Great Time to Catch Up on Online AB and C Training

If you are working from home or have some time on your hands because of the disruption caused by COV-19, consider the following resources:

Free Stuff

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March 25, 2020

Keep Your Automatic Tank Gauge Console Clean

Here is some great advice about keeping your automatic tank gauge (ATG) clean while not using cleaners that could damage it.

Full article courtesy of Gilbarco/Veeder Root

Advice for Retailers:

There are many recommendations on solutions for cleaning and disinfecting high touch surfaces, but some chemicals are too harsh and can damage fuel dispensers. Ammonia-based cleaners weaken and damage bezel doors, screens, and other vital dispenser components.

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March 24, 2020

Need Veeder Root TLS 450 Plus Training?

UST Training is pleased to announce the addition of 13 new online training videos to its nationally recognized Tank Savvy Minute video series: This time about the TLS 450 Plus, the latest Automatic Tank Gauge (ATG) from Veeder Root. Check them out!

Shot live at a busy convenience store, these videos are super helpful for those want to become more “tank savvy” with the latest TLS 450 Plus features. If you’re used to the common TLS 300/350 series, you’ll find the new console quite different. But it’s touch screen interface is easy to use once you’re shown a few pro tips by UST Training President Ben Thomas. In fact, the UST Training team only rehearsed for an hour after working with the console for the first time ever, then shot each of the videos back to back. We’re not bragging: we’re just saying it took us almost no time to figure out how to properly use the 450 Plus. So you can too.

Topics include:

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March 19, 2020

UST Training Partners with Your Environmental Specialist

UST Training has announced a formal partnership with Your Environmental Specialist (YES) to help bring new training solutions to UST operators in Texas. YES is also an authorized reseller of Class A/B and C training courses nationwide Check them out!

Mr. Javed Surani, CEO and Founder of YES, worked with UST Training, along with Javed’s father Jalāluddin, to translate and produce the Hindi-language version of our nationally recognized Class C course. The course is approved or considered acceptable in all states and territories except California. Feedback so far has been very positive:

“The Class C Hindi Operator training is amazing! I learned more in the 30 minutes than I have ever learned while working at gas stations for the last 20 years!” -UST Operator

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