After over 25 years of working with Dangerous Goods in pharmaceutical, safety supplies, chemical, educational, waste, and clinical trials environments, Gene is knowledgeable in DOT (49CFR), ICAO (IATA), IMO (IMDG Code), TDG, and ADR. Gene has worked for carriers and for shippers, on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Gene has been on a Hazardous Materials Emergency Response team, and a volunteer fire department. Gene has developed and conducted training programs involving some aspect of all hazard classes and divisions, including Class 1, Division 6.2, and Class 7. With degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry, and a minor in Microbiology, Gene regularly teaches in depth courses in Classification, and in Infectious Substances, as well as teaching more comprehensive classes involving all aspects of DG shipping, offering, and accepting.
Gene writes a monthly column, From the Porch Swing, for HCB (Hazardous Cargo Bulletin), and has conducted workshops and/or spoken at conferences such as SCHC, DGAC, COSTHA, SATA, and AHMP. Gene has served as an expert witness in a high profile Dangerous Goods trial, and received kudos from the judge for the high quality of his testimony.
Gene now runs his own classification, training, and consulting company, W.E. Train Consulting.