Sterling Services LTD applied for and earned a grant through the Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) Michigan Works Go Pro Talent Fund for 40-hour Hazwoper training. This is the second grant for this training Sterling has received from the Michigan Works Go Pro Talent Fund. In 2018, Sterling Services LTD received a grant for the same purpose.

The 40-hour Hazwoper training is required for workers that perform activities that expose or potentially expose them to hazardous substances. This training course is specifically designed for workers involved in storage, disposal, or treatment of hazardous substances or uncontrolled hazardous waste sites.  Topics discussed in the training include protection against hazardous chemicals, elimination of hazardous chemicals, safety of workers, safety of the environment, and OSHA regulations.

At the end of the course, the trainee should understand the purpose of OSHA, be able to identify hazardous materials at the workplace, understand and encourage the use of Safety Data Sheets to properly handle materials, effectively use and understand PPE, establish an effective site control plan and site characterization to identify problems that currently exist at your workplace and steps to eliminate those hazards.

It is extremely important to ensure every employee is trained and understands the importance of handling hazardous material. The Michigan Works Go Pro Talent Fund helps small businesses like Sterling offset the training costs while approving the training plan outlined by the business in their application. Outside of 40-hour hazwoper training, Sterling requires their staff to have safety meetings as well as an understanding of each product that comes through the terminal to limit potential issues.

If you need quality services done in a safe environment, Sterling Services offers toll blending, bulk liquid storage, lab testing as well as transloading from tanks, trailers, and railcars. For more information, please contact Sterling at 248-298-2973 or by emailing