Non-Certified Courses

2019 Schedule

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Gas Check
Class is held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Gas Check program offers two types of inspections, depending
upon your company’s gas check inspection policies:

• “Gas System Check” which can be completed on the gas delivery system, including containers
and regulators.
• “Gas Appliance System Check” which is completed on both the delivery system and all propane
burning appliances.
July 31 – Clare

OSHA & DOT First 90-Day HAZMAT Training
Class is held from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
This is a very important new employee 90-day compliance opportunity. USDOT HAZMAT Transportation Safety will touch upon the requirements, but not the details of specific individual company’s written Emergency Action Plan and Security Awareness Action Plan. Other HAZMAT training will focus on the employee’s “Right to Know;” the risk associated with the hazardous material they work with; and the suggested safe handling procedures and personal protective equipment that are recommended as risk mitigation tools. In addition, proper labeling and inspections of containers and trucks; what to do when involved in a motor vehicle accident; drug and alcohol testing and reporting requirements; CMV (Commercial Motor Vehicle) Driver requirements, inspections and cylinder inspections. This training, when combined with an effective on-the-job training program and ongoing safety training regiment, will assist with meeting the training requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulation.
May 16  – Clare
July 30  – Clare
August 12  – Manistique
September 26  – Frankenmuth

Propane Emergencies Training
Class is held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
This course is geared towards owners and managers and was created to bring awareness to, or enhance, the awareness of the Retail Propane Marketer Manager, Propane Transporter or Cylinder Filling Operator with the requirements of USDOT and OSHA for dealing with Propane Emergencies.

The seminar will document and review prominent compliance issues including:
• Emergency action plan (mandatory where fire extinguishers are required), employee training
and documentation.
• Fire prevention plans (mandatory where fire extinguishers are required), employee training
and documentation.
• Fire safety analysis (mandatory as required by NFPA 58).
• Handling propane emergencies involving delivery equipment on public roads.
• USDOT accident and incident reporting requirements by telephone and written follow up.
• Working with first responders (mandatory for employer).
• Public and media relations during a propane emergency. (Do your employees know what to
say or not to say and who to say it to?)
• Using knowledge, protection and prevention to avoid propane emergencies.
July 23 – Thompsonville
This course is geared towards owners and managers and will be held just prior to the start of the Annual Summer Convention. Registration for the course is separate from the convention. You do not need to be registered for the convention to attend this course.

General Information
The registration fee for each course is $60 and includes course materials, lunch and refreshment breaks. A refund less a $25 administrative fee will be provided for cancellations received at least 7 business days in advance. Attendance at all classes is by PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY. Classes size is limited.

Class Locations
For hotel reservations, please call the hotel directly and indicate that you are with MPGA.

Bavarian Inn Restaurant
713 S. Main Street
Frankenmuth, MI
800-228-2742

Comfort Inn Manistique
607 E. Lakeshore Drive
Manistique, MI
906-341-6981

Crystal Mountain Resort
12500 Crystal Mountain
Thompsonville, MI
877-533-9935

Doherty Hotel
604 N. McEwan
Clare, MI
989-386-3441

For assistance, contact the MPGA office at 517-487-2021.