I was teaching a Class A/B UST operator training course in Portland, Oregon yesterday and one of the students said “Hey, did you hear about the gas station accident last night?” We looked it up online and shared and discussed the following tragic story
It’s a terrible story about a seemingly random accident that resulted in a fatality right before the driver struck dispenser. If you see the picture and watch the video in the link you’ll notice the dispenser basically explodes and the shear valve does not appear to have worked. Or did it? I’ve seen a few videos like this where the vehicle hit the dispenser so hard I have to wonder: are shear valves rated for high velocity impact? Or did this shear valve not work? Or did the fuel vapor above the shear valve catch fire?
For many years, the Wisconsin Small Business Environmental Assistance Program has mailed out hard copy calendars to remind gas station owners of daily, weekly, monthly compliance actions. This year they mailed out a two-year calendar for 2017 and 2018. It’s an awesome tool for Class A/B UST operators. From their web page: (more…)
We just discovered our friend Don Taylor at the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation is in a number of very good UST videos now available on YouTube. Topics include spill bucket inspections, rectifier readings, dispenser inspections and more. Ben Thomas of UST Training has been working with these folks since the early 1990’s and is happy to see more great technical advice still coming out of Tennessee. See them all here
Eight years ago in Colorado we launched the nation’s first state-approved online Class A/B UST operator training course. Since then we’ve grown to offer Class A/B training in a number of states. So how are we doing? (more…)
Hello Georgia Class A/B UST operators! Our course is now online and approved by the Georgia Environmental Protection Division. Learn more now
Overview: Georgia Class A/B UST operator training course is a great way to meet the training requirements while learning everything you need to know to be an effective UST operator.
Self Paced: This option allows users to watch 10 lessons online instead of attending a live webinar. Users take each lesson any time that is convenient. Great for new and experienced operators alike. Total lesson viewing time is about 3 hours. Plus a 1-hour final exam. (more…)
The US EPA just published what is effectively the State of the Nation for Underground Storage Tank Systems for activities from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. How did you do in your state or region?