Training is ongoing and takes place throughout the year at Foster Fuels. It includes orientation, job-specific training, safety training, personal protective equipment training, OSHA training, and hazardous materials training. After training classes, new employees are placed with experienced employees for evaluation periods of 90 days. Most training is regulated by federal and state requirements.
Foster Fuels’ safety department conducts most training for its employees, but Foster Fuels also utility training classes and officials from the Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM), Lynchburg Fire Department, Virginia State Police, and Federal Motor Carrier Safety for specific training, such as cargo tank inspections.