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Global Consulting Services

The Burress Advisory Group offers a variety of consulting services to assist our customers in complying with local, state, and federal requirements under Department of Transportation (DOT), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations.

We perform audits for 49CFR compliance of shipping document requirements, placarding and labeling requirements, employee knowledge, and container safety.

  • • DOT Compliance Audits
  • • Training Program Audits
  • • Response Plan Reviews
  • • Emergency Response Consults

We perform Hazardous Materials audits for several major railroads, which combined operate nearly 50,000 miles of track in North America. These audits ensure that all of their DOT paperwork and procedures for transporting hazardous materials and dangerous goods according to DOT regulations are in compliance.

Train Derailment in Wisconsin

In 1996, the Wisconsin Central railroad had a derailment that was the worst hazardous materials incident in Wisconsin's history. Shawn Burress provided expertise in tank car construction, valve arrangements and damage assessment. His greatest ability was developing briefing charts used for presentations to the government, news and media and the evacuated residents. Shawn 's expertise and advice were a critical part of our successful mitigation.
Terry Corson,
Assistant Vice President, Corporate Development
Wisconsin Central Limited