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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.

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.

Ramon S Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

This was very helpful in understanding the HMT.

Jeff D Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Very thorough training

Sharon G Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

This was a very comprehensive test that taught me a great deal regarding DOT HAZMAT General Awareness and Security Training. Now on to the next test!

Sean C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Great course - glad for the audio on each slide.

Gary T Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

good online course, not too long, the right level of detail. I would like to see a few questions where you have to use the HMT to look up answers.

James K Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Very challenging course.

Ricky K Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

There is a lot of information - the flow from topic to topic is good.

David B Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Love the training Rework or rephrase question 43... Nowhere in the training does it mention 'a new rule to strengthen the safety conditions for the transport of lithium cells'

Chris E Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I thought it was a good course, made me pay attention and i learned a lot.

Jacob S Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

This course does a great job of summarizing the necessary info to complete the training

Thomas B Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Very thorough course. I liked being able to see the answers after the course was completed.

Gyasi M Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

it was a good test

Melvin C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I thought that the training was great, I love the fact of going at a pace that was comfortable for me, loads of valuable information as well as precise attention to every aspect of the necessary materials

Frank W Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Course was very informative

Thai T Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Overall it is good. It provides a good level of detail and information. It covers all the necessary subjects and then some.

Freedom T Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

It was better than 360training for sure!

Rosie S Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Learned many new things I wasn't aware of. I'm glad I took this course!

Joel B Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Good presentation. Very informative and helpful. Thankyou

Thomas B Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Awesome Appreciate it.

Abraham C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Took me a fue tryst but with study got it.

Donald C Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

I like the course very informative. Very well laid out.

John S Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

A nice course, fairly straightforward.

David W Verified
DOT HAZMAT Awareness, Security & Function Specific

Extremely thorough and informative

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