This course is designed to provide participants with basic information for the transportation of hazardous materials. Participants will learn to use the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations to make decisions involving identification, classification, and selection of proper shipping names for hazardous material (not including waste or radioactive materials) and apply the communication and shipping paper requirements. This training is a prerequisite for Module 2 - Basic Hazardous Waste Transportation Training and Module 3 - Basic Radioactive Material Transportation Training.
Materials will be provided to facilitate completing the course.
Successful completion is achieved with a passing score of 80% or better on a written exam.
Successful participants receive a certification stating that the training meets the requirements of 49 CFR 172, Subpart H.
Who should Attend?
Hazmat employees, as defined by DOT, who are required to make determinations about hazardous material shipments but do not certify those shipments.
Retrain Frequency: 3 Years
Course Duration: 20 hours
DOT Training Requirements
Identification of Hazard Classes and Divisions
Use of Hazmat Table
Proper Shipping Name and Packaging Selection
Marking, Labeling, Shipping Papers
Separation and Segregation and Placarding
Emergency Response and Security Awareness Information
Special and Unique Moves (Overpacks, Salvage Drums, Samples, Materials of Trade)