DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation(HazMat)

Course Introduction/ Synopsis:

This training is required for all employees who directly handle or affect hazardous material/waste transportation safety, including loading, unloading, preparing, transporting, and preparing bills of lading/manifests or placarding for hazardous material shipments. This course meets and exceeds training requirements all applicable regulations.

Topics include:
  • Requirements of the DOT regulations relative to the transportation of hazardous materials.
  • Basic safety elements, including recognition and identification of hazardous materials, as required by the DOT regulations and the Hazard Communication Standard.
  • Basic operations required for handling emergencies involving hazardous materials for the DOT Hazmat Employee.
  • Hazardous Materials Table (49 CFR 172.101), Labels and Placards, and Shipping Papers.
  • DOT hazard classes and associated them with the appropriate placards for use in transportation.
  • An awareness of security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation

How long is the certification good for?

Retraining for this course is required per the DOT standard every 3 years.

What is the length of the course?

Our DOT HazMat Awareness with HazMat Security course is typically 4 hours long however can be customized based on task specific requirements.