Apollo Safety goes to the head of the class, sponsors URI Hazardous Waste and Emergency Response

FALL RIVER, Mass. - Jan. 21, 2014 - PRLog -- Apollo Safety, Inc. a veteran-owned, Fall River, Mass.-based company specializing in safety products and services, recently announced it would again be a sponsor for University of Rhode Island’s College of the Environment and Life Sciences’ Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response training course for the 2014 spring semester.

As part of its sponsorship, Apollo Safety is offering the university a discount on various safety and health equipment and products for the class. In addition, Apollo Safety’s technicians will donate their time to preventative maintenance and calibration services for hazardous materials air monitoring equipment.

“We’re in the business of safety products and preventative services. Many times, despite taking precautions, situations arise that require the need for specialists to figuratively and literally come in and put out fires. As a company based in Fall River, which is a stone’s throw from Rhode Island, we are happy to invest in tomorrow’s safety, health, and environmental professionals,” said John V. Carvalho III, president of Apollo Safety, Inc.

For last year’s class, Apollo Safety deeply discounted  safety equipment purchased for the class and  also donated a variety of safety equipment, including chemical protective gloves and suits and respiratory protection equipment.

The 13-week course is taught by Corey Briggs, CIH, CET, a senior manager at ENVIRON International Corporation’s Boston Office and a 1980 URI graduate. In this course, Briggs and his team of instructors train students to safely anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control the various hazards and risks that may be encountered at hazardous waste sites and during hazardous substance emergency responses involving hazardous substances spills and releases.  The course also provides a wide variety of technical and practical information for those students wishing to eventually work in an EH&S role for the private and public sectors.

“It is a pleasure to see companies like Apollo Safety provide the equipment, materials, supplies, and technical assistance to support the education and training of our future environmental, health, and safety leaders,” said Briggs. “John and his team were very supportive in helping us with 2013 course which was a huge success. With the continued help of Apollo Safety we think this year’s class will be even better.”

For more information on Apollo Safety products and services, please call 800-813-5408 or visit www.apollosafetyproducts.net

About Apollo Safety

Apollo Safety has been serving the safety industry since 1995. Apollo Safety specializes in gas detection products and services for portable and stationary systems. That includes gas detector sales and support for most major brands of gas detection device manufacturers. Apollo Safety also provides service in a "state of the art" in-house service center, as well as offering on-site support with factory-trained technicians for both portable and stationary gas detection systems.

Veteran-owned, Apollo Safety, Inc. is trusted by facilities managers, building owners, landlords, universities, hotels, institutions, and government operations. Apollo Safety is a member of the National Safety Council, Massachusetts Safety Council, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), Rhode Island Fire Chiefs Association (RIAFC) and the Fire Chiefs Association of Massachusetts (FCAM).

Apollo Safety’s corporate headquarters is located at 57 Walnut Street in Fall River, Massachusetts. For more information on Apollo Safety products and services, please call 800-813-5408 or visit www.apollosafetyproducts.net .

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