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DOT HazMat General Awareness – Employee Training

This Hazardous Materials Transportation training is compliant with the HazMat regulation 49 CFR 172 and 173, as well as including the function-specific standards for Highway, Air, Rail, and Water, and includes the mandatory security requirements.

The Federal hazardous materials transportation law is the statute pertaining to the transportation of hazmat in the United States, and requires the training of ALL hazmat employees. The purpose of this training is to increase a hazmat employee’s safety awareness and to be an essential element in reducing hazmat incidents.

Initial training of new hazmat employees, or an employee who changes job functions, must be completed within 90 days of employment or change in job function. A new employee may perform hazmat job functions before completing training provided the employee does so under the direct supervision of a properly trained and knowledgeable hazmat employee.

Recurrent training is required at least once every three years. The three-year period begins on the actual date of training. Relevant training received from a previous employer or source may be used to satisfy the requirements provided a current record of training is obtained from the previous employer or other sources.

At approximately 7 hours in length, this online training course is one of the most comprehensive you will find on this topic available on the web today.  It is completely self-paced and fully narrated by a real human, not a robotic voice auto-generated by a program, and contains interactivity, animation, video, and testing.

Course Details

This fully narrated course is broken up into 10 units.  There will be knowledge check quizzes throughout these units to help keep the learner on pace.  These quizzes will prepare you for the final, which you will take at the end of the course.

After passing the final with a score of 70% or better, you will be able to print a personalized certificate with your name, the course you passed, the date taken, certificate number, as well as our company information should anyone need to verify the authenticity of the certificate.

This course is packed with photos, interactivity, videos, and a wealth of valuable information and is approximately 7 hours in length.

Also included are downloadable resources for you to keep and use as reference, including: A Guide to Developing a HazMat Training Program, HazMat Transportation Requirements, The Emergency Response Guidebook, Transporting Agricultural Products Safely, Do You Know if You're Transporting Hazardous Materials? (handout), Transporting Infectious Substances Safely, DOT Chart 16 - Markings, Labeling and Placarding Guide, Bulk Shipment Guide, How to Safely Send Batteries, and more helpful links and documents.

Topics Covered

  • Hazard Classes and Divisions
  • Packing Groups and Label Codes
  • The Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) Breakdown
  • Shipping Papers
  • Requirements and Procedures for Marking & Labeling
  • Placarding Placement, Visibility, Design, and Requirements
  • Packaging Types, Requirements, and Exceptions
  • Highway Carrier Requirements
  • Air Carrier Requirements
  • Rail Carrier Requirements
  • Water Carrier Requirements
  • Security Requirements, Plans, Assessments
  • En-route Security and Unauthorized Access
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