The goods of commerce crisscross America all day, every day. Without the steady flow of raw materials heading to factories or processing plants, and finished goods heading for store shelves or homes, the American economy would grind to a sickening halt.
For our economy to move, materials have to move. Some materials require no special packaging, or training to handle. Others do. That’s when hazmat training becomes essential for the safety of everyone, and integral to the health of our economy.
From pharmaceuticals to chemicals, from antibiotics for your sick child, to chemicals to rid your garden of insects, we are all consumers of goods which need special care while in transit.
Without highly trained professionals, these essential products could not travel across the country. Without these highly trained professionals, we would all suffer. We would suffer when we couldn’t get the products we need. We would suffer if accidents occurred if those products were being handled, shipped, and delivered by less skilled, less caring hands.
We have all seen chemical leaks and oil spills wreak havoc on the environment. The natural habitat of animal and plant life are negatively impacted for many years to come. We don’t want to see these accidents occur anymore, yet we do need the essential products we need, when we need them.
Like so much of life, this requires balance. It’s a constant balance between conscientiousness and care for environmental and transportation regulations keeping the human community and the natural environment safe, and the need to move goods efficiently and quickly, also for the health and safety of us all.
Luckily, we have well-trained, caring professionals to do this difficult work, and to do it with diligence and expertise unmatched in most other fields. We owe those men and women our gratitude.