What Our Members Are Saying

April 2022 "In today's environment a person is crazy not to participate in COSTHA. The forums are so valuable. They have the key government people involved to help industry know what changes will be taking place. This gives us an opportunity to plan and to ask questions. Keep up the good work COSTHA!"

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April 2022 "COSTHA has helped to educate and foster networking among my peers. This only helps the cause of SAFETY. COSTHA has also championed some significant changes in regulations that have benefited industry to ship/transport Hazmat more safely or efficiently."

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April 2022 "Can't wait to network in person again, and meet all the people that we've been speaking with these last few years. I really appreciate the way COSTHA has adapted to the current environment, but looking forward to the future."

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April 2022 "This was my first COSTHA meeting. I thought the organization was extremely helpful overall. This was way more than I expected in a good way. The instructors were extremely knowledgeable and having the opportunity to see next generation technology was really cool."

Ahmad Mitchell Mercedes-Benz U.S. International

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January 2022 "COSTHA has a great relationship with DOT and other government entities. It is very evident by the caliber of speakers we had from them at our meetings. It is a very good use of your time to participate in these presentations. I was not disappointed."

Dave Madsen, Autoliv ASP, Inc.

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January 2022 "If it is about shipping or transporting hazmat, COSTHA is where it is at! You can learn more about what everyone is doing and what regulations are being developed at COSTHA than just about anywhere else."

Mike Wentz, American Airlines

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January 2022 "This was my first COSTHA membership meeting and I was impressed with the content provided. I look forward to future meetings!"

Gary Nasta, The Estee Lauder Companies

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"The training provided at the 2021 COSTHA Forum was timely, accurate and helpful in maintaining tribal knowledge of basic regulatory requirements regarding the preparation and transport of dg/hazmat" 

Marvin Sudduth, Dangerous Goods Advisor, FedEx Logistics

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"I have been a member of COSTHA for years now and I cannot say enough about what it is like being a part of like minded individuals who never lose sight of the reasons we are following these regulations in the first place. I have at times been at a loss as to what to do or who to turn to and there has always been someone there willing to stand up and help. I mean actually help not just point me in the right direction but point out the way to go and what you should expect and what you should ask along the way. I have been able to learn, grow, and become confident in all things hazmat and to share this with my company and the services they provide as well as the customers they have."

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"COSTHA does an outstanding job of putting everything together and representing the carriers."

Nancy Finkenkeller, ASQ-CQA, United Airlines 

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“I really appreciate COSTHA and the teams work! There is so much to cover and learn and it is good to see COSTHA on the leading edge providing help, guidance, education and regulatory evolvement. Keep it coming.” 

Paul Jasko, Manager Safety, Security and Regulatory Compliance

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“Our membership cost is easily justified and recovered through the many benefits and networking opportunities that COSTHA provides. I only wish I had been introduced to the organization earlier in my career!”

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“The ability to participate at the UN meetings and have daily briefing papers prepared by Tom saves me hours of time, saves my company thousands of dollars, and gives us the opportunity to proactively prepare for regulatory changes.”

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“The information COSTHA provides cuts right to the heart of the issues. They summarize the information and then provide me with links to complete reference materials. This saves me tons of time and makes it possible for me to quickly distribute relevant information throughout the company.”

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"The COSTHA Annual Forum is one of the best resources available to meet with the regulators and receive timely updates as well as meeting colleagues from around the globe who are dealing with the same day to day process or issues."

Kim Shannon, Lead Transportation Specialist, NA, AkzoNobel Coatings, Inc.

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"Every time I attend the Forum, and I attend every year, I get more out of it. I don't know if it is that I have learned more so that what transpires is value added or the presenters are just getting better but I pick up on more things that help me in my job. I'm getting more and more clarity which helps me to be more effective."

Mike Wentz, Manager, Dangerous Goods Compliance, American Airlines 

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"The format of COSTHA Forum is brilliant! It is great to meet with so many people in such short amount of time, besides having the opportunity to listen to high quality industry speakers. We could keep up with the busy schedule and got so much done in just a few days, especially the networking activities with dangerous goods professionals which gave us a fantastic opportunity to really get to know people."

Ezequiel Caetano Ferreira, Business Manager, Concepta DG Compliance

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"Even though this was my very first conference [COSTHA Forum], I was impressed with dynamic scope of information, talent, and dedicated people it brings together. This was a beneficial experience from start to finish. Equally impressive is that this organization works throughout the year to provide valuable information to promote safety, compliance, and organizational effectiveness. Thank you for this great opportunity and your support!"

Dave Burmeister,Dangerous Goods Manager, Matson Navigation

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"As a first time attendee of this conference [COSTHA Forum], I was impressed by all the round table discussions and presentations. I also took advantage of the networking opportunities as there were many attendees from all over. Being part of COSTHA is a wonderful forum as well as an impressive item to add to your resume."

Denise Pfeiffer, UPS - AMDC

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"The value of the amount of information that is presented during the [COSTHA] Forum, and the number of contacts that are available for future contact cannot be measured. There is so much knowledge and experience in the room that you cannot possibly hope to experience it all by yourself."

Gary Peterson, Specialist, Dangerous Goods, ExpressJet Airlines

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“Working with COSTHA staff and other members, we have identified an opportunity to update the HazMat Regulations to allow for alternative testing criteria and harmonization of the definitions regarding aerosols.”

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"[The COSTHA Forum provides the] opportunity to network and meet new people. I met someone in Eastern Europe who can fill a major gap for me. You can't get this kind of opportunity anywhere other than COSTHA"