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DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Online Training Certification Course

49 CFR 172

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Working with HAZMAT material is hazardous by definition, and employees must use both extreme caution and HAZMAT security awareness. Regulations developed by the Department of Transportation (DOT) govern the training requirements for anyone who performs work functions as described in 49 CFR Part 172. Hazardous materials DOT shipping training ensures that workers are familiar with the wide variety of hazardous materials regulated by the DOT.

The DOT requires all HAZMAT employees to complete DOT HAZMAT awareness and shipping training in three key areas: general awareness, function-specific, and safety and security. This online training course highlights all three training areas to help you achieve a general awareness of the hazards and safety measures involved in the handling and transportation of hazardous materials. Hazardous materials training provides HAZMAT employees with general HAZMAT awareness, as well as the regulations for transporting hazardous materials by road, air, rail, and vessel.

Every worker employed in an industry that involves the preparation or transportation of hazardous materials needs to receive DOT general awareness training. This DOT HAZMAT online certification course focuses on the proper handling and transport of identified hazardous materials to ensure that shipments follow governing regulations.

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According to DOT HAZMAT regulations, anyone involved in the packaging, marking, labeling, and transporting of hazardous materials must be familiar with proper handling and safeguarding as prescribed in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

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Case Study: On July 1, 2009, a cargo tank truck carrying 2,999 gallons of gasoline was hit by an automobile. The automobile driver failed to obey a stop sign and collided with the truck. Two of the truck's loading lines were ruptured, releasing approximately 13 gallons of gasoline onto the automobile, which was wedged under the truck. The post-crash fire consumed the automobile, killed the automobile driver, and damaged the cargo tank truck. The self-closing stop valve on the cargo tank functioned properly, and the 2,999 gallons of fuel still contained in the compartment prior to the accident were safely offloaded after the fire was extinguished. The incident report and subsequent investigation resulted in a recommendation to the PHMSA to prohibit flammable liquids from being transported in unprotected external piping "wet lines" on cargo tank trucks. Although the recommendation did not make it into the HMR, PHMSA is conducting a review of incident reports to determine whether changes to the HMR are necessary.

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Governing Regulations

The DOT develops and issues the Hazardous Materials Regulations, which are found in 49 CFR 171-185.

What You'll Learn

    About This Course
    Course Objectives
    Introduction to DOT HAZMAT General Awareness and Security Training
  • Applicability
  • Incidents and Statistics
    Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Legal
  • Penalties
  • Responsibilities
  • How to Use the HMR
  • Training
  • Training Topics
  • Training Requirements
  • Training Programs
  • Training Records
    Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)
  • Columns of the HMT
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • How to Use the HMT
    Hazard Classes - Class 1 Explosives
  • Division 1.1
  • Division 1.2
  • Division 1.3
  • Division 1.4
  • Division 1.5
  • Division 1.6
    Hazard Classes - Class 2 Gases
  • Division 2.1 - Flammable gas
  • Division 2.2 - Non-flammable, non-poisonous, compressed gas
  • Division 2.3 - Poisonous gas
    Hazard Classes - Class 3 Flammable Liquids
  • Flammable liquids
  • Combustible liquids
    Hazard Classes - Class 4 Flammable Solids
  • Division 4.1 - Flammable solids
  • Division 4.2 - Spontaneous combustible material
  • Division 4.3 - Dangerous when wet material
    Hazard Classes - Class 5 Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
  • Division 5.1 - Oxidizers
  • Division 5.2 - Organic peroxides
    Hazard Classes - Class 6 Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Division 6.1 - Poisonous/toxic materials
  • Division 6.2 - Infectious substances
    Hazard Classes - Class 7 Radioactive Material
    Hazard Classes - Class 8 Corrosives
    Hazard Classes - Class 9 Miscellaneous
    Hazard Classes - ORM-D
    Hazard Classes - Materials of Trade
    Packaging
  • Packaging Responsibilities
  • Package Inspections
  • Determining Appropriate Packaging
  • Types of Packagings
  • UN Standard Packaging Marking
  • Bulk Packaging
  • Non-Bulk Packaging
  • General Packing Requirements
  • Exceptions - Limited and Small Quantities
  • Exceptions - Agricultural Products
  • Exceptions - MOT
  • Exceptions - Lab Packs
  • Damaged or Leaking Packages
  • Overpacks
  • DOD Packaging and Special Permits
  • Reusable Packaging
    Marking, Labeling, and Placarding
    Markings
  • Non-Bulk Markings
  • Limited Quantities
  • Bulk Markings
  • Radioactive Material Markings
  • Content-Specific Markings
    Labeling
  • Exceptions
  • Radioactive Materials
  • Mixed and Consolidated Packagings
  • Label Specifications
    Placarding
  • Exceptions
  • Prohibited Placarding
  • Placarding Tables
  • Dangerous Placard
  • Placarding Subsidiary Hazards
  • Placard Exceptions
  • Placard Specifications
    Shipping Papers
  • Shipping Paper Exceptions
  • Preparation of Shipping Papers
  • Basic Description
  • Additional Information
  • Emergency Response Information
  • Certification
  • Retention
    Incident Reporting
  • Telephone Notification
  • Written Reports
    Lithium Batteries
  • Lithium Battery Classification
  • Packaging
  • Exceptions for Small Lithium Cells or Batteries
  • Packaging, Labeling, and Markings
  • Air Transportation of Lithium Cells and Batteries
  • Additional Exceptions
    Security Awareness
  • Security Plans
  • Security Plan Requirements
  • Security Plan Elements
  • Security Training
  • Potential Targets
  • Potential Threats
  • En Route Security
  • Security Assessment
  • Personnel Security
  • Employee Background Checks
  • Unauthorized Access
    Summary
    Additional Resources
    Exam

It will take a MINIMUM of 3 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Per the training requirements found in 49 CFR 171.704, initial safety training must be completed within the first 90 days of employment or a change in job function. Retraining is required every three years.

Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Lutraily P Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

it was a long but informative experience.

Jared S Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

It was very long but full of useful information. The self assessments really did help.

Dustin H Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great course!

Rosalind M Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

The course provided so useful information.

Amanda L Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Very Informative :)

Lisa H Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

This was very informative.

Justen D Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I think the course was great lots of information to retain but taking notes is essential.

Shatara M Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

WOW! that was alot to retain but proven to work :)

Catherine B Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

This was a very informative training and the quiz asked great questions.

Tony P Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Very Imformative, Good To Know

Maria B Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Very good class this was my first time and i enjoyed it very much , i am very busy at work and i liked that i could stop and go back to it Thank you

Wayne G Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

The training material is comprehensive and thorough. I covers ever aspect of what one needs to know to stay in compliance with DOT hazardous waste identification, packaging, shipping, security, etc.

Bruce G Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I really enjoyed the course. It was very thorough and knowledgeable and offered great resources.

Yi J Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Good and easy to understand. Helps clarify and give knowledge to Hazmat.

Crystal T Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

My experience is great!!!!!

Johnathan P Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Interesante

Jonathan H Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

The class was very thorough, and appeared to cover the important aspects of HAZMAT regulations.

Keenan J Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Very informative and great format. Thank you.

Ibrahim Y Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Well ,there is a lot of information to keep in your mind therefore in the future you may forget what you've learned today so it is good to know that I can access resources to remember anything I forgot. However, overall I had a good experience and I believe I'm more knowledgeable now, thanks...

Christopher W Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

This was a good way of sharpening my skills in HAZMAT training.

Kevin T Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

It was a good class. The exam questions were difficult but also fair.

Richard W Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I Learned a lot!!!

Joseph H Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great course. This is my third time renewing and it the best one I have taken.

Kim R Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

It was truly amazing and eye opener to how dangerous transporting or storing hazardous materials can be. I'm very thankful to have enlightened myself with this course. Thank you so much!

Ryan R Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Really well put together program and gained a lot of valuable information from the course.

Lauren C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

The training was very helpful and thorough. I actually learned and retained a lot of information.

Paul C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I enjoyed this course, it has taught me a lot about hazardous material that I didn't know about. All of the other hazardous material classes and training courses didn't go over a ton of the material in this course.

Juan S Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

In my humbled point of view the on-line training is well put together and easy to understand.

Parth J Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great course

Julie L Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Training was very thorough, and included relevant examples. it was helpful to have the training available both as readable text as well as audible. Will recommend this training source to others.

Michael J Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Very informative and concise. Course is put together well and prepares you for the test. Thank you.

Felix R Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great resource. I liked how everything is organized and easy to read. Very concise and precise.

Pamela M Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Wow this was grueling, but very informative. I learned a lot.

Evan A Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

GREAT TRAINING!!

Kenneth S Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great experience. Took a long time to get to the end but well worth it. All the HazMat information was there and in an excellent teaching formatt.

Jason W Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Excellent training material! 10/10 Recommended

Carlos G Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I had a great time learning about this field. The text and audio really was a game changer I really enjoyed my self and was able to learn at the same time. Only one thing that was a bit strange but not an issue was changing the readers. At first it was like did i press the wrong button or something.. Over all great experience and would recommend this site and this method 10/10.. Thank you

Terrance M Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

A great class to help me keep up with changing shipping and hazmat regulations

Chad T Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I thought the content and layout for this online course were very well done. Following the quality layout with the supporting audio was very helpful. This was one of the more enjoyable 3 year refresh HMR trainings I've had over the years.

Asako S Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

It was great experience, I got tons of information and knowledge. I do love to review the course to understand 100%.

James N Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Alot of information to process, over a very important topic. The course resources will come in very handy.

Justin F Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

well put together and informative.

James F Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great class, full of information and resources!

Greg C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

This course is very detailed and covers the many details about the haz mat process that may not always be readily evident.At the very minimum the course would cause a person with infrequent use of specific sections to ask themselves the right questions to get the proper procedure.

Gentry J Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

this was tricky i must admit... The ones that i missed i second guessed myself but it is understandable as why this course is so detailed. I will continue to study this do to the dangers should anyone try to create a short cut!!! all of these things i never knew

Inez S Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Course is just the right phase for a refresher. It provided me the updated information essential in my daily tasks.

Kevin C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great overview course overall

Charles C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Informative lectures, good audio pace, convenient

Holly L Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great course and layout. Easy to understand and learn and I like the quiz checks.

Steven C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I like the way you have it set up. Switching the speakers voice is super nice so it's not so robotic or bland. In all, not a bad experience.

Hans W Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great lessons and examples for shipping hazardous materials.

Reynaldo R Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Excellent topics. showing examples and great explanation methods!

Caitlin B Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Course was great, thank you!

Jaime L Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Was very simple and easy to use, glad to have passed the test and to be given the opportunity to complete the course, thank you!

Jeremy B Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Thank you! I will be back for more courses. Please keep me updated with options I should consider.

Gianina C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I wish it was easier to flip through the pages.

Narsai P Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great class.

Shellea M Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I like that the information was very through and easy to follow.

Gilberto P Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Informacion muy interesante, necesaria, actualizada Excelente curso Mil gracias

John B Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

overall, the course was good.

George J Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

This course was highly informative. The material herein taught me how to locate, use, and understand the HMT specifically, as well as the greater requirements for HAZMAT storing, shipping, and classifications.

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