This course is designed to meet DOT requirements to train all employees who directly affect the safe transportation of hazardous materials. Such employees include those who load, unload, or handle hazardous materials; prepare hazardous materials for transportation; or are responsible for the safety of transporting hazardous materials.
This course provides basic hazardous materials training for these employees plus training in DOT requirements for bulk and non-bulk packaging, labeling, loading, and unloading. This course also covers the new requirements designed to enhance the safety of hazardous materials, per the March 25, 2003 DOT final rule, "Hazardous Materials: Security Requirements for Offerors and Transporters of Hazardous Materials." This course can be used for either new employees or as recurrent training.
After taking this course, you will be able to:
- Explain the function and importance of packaging, package labels, package marking, shipping papers, and vehicle placards
- Identify the nine hazmat classes and their divisions
- Explain the DOT rules for using the proper shipping names and the Hazmat Table
- Describe safety considerations for handling hazardous materials
- Explain the difference between bulk and non-bulk packaging
- Describe the requirements for labeling non-bulk packages
- Describe the general marking and placarding requirements for bulk containers
- Recognize the security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and list ways to minimize those risks.