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DOT Waterways HAZMAT Transportation

Online Training Certification Course

49 CFR 176

From the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

DOT HAZMAT transportation training provides HAZMAT employees with important requirements for compliance with labeling, packaging, identifying, and stowing various kinds of hazardous materials. As part of a comprehensive safety training program, this online certification focuses on ensuring the safe and compliant transport of goods in navigable waters of the U.S.

Hazardous materials must be handled with care, which is why shipping training is essential for safe handling and transportation of hazardous materials via waterways. This online training course provides a general awareness of important water HAZMAT regulations, which are specific to the unique nature of transporting hazardous materials by vessel.

This course is for:
Every employee in contact with hazardous materials is required to complete initial and refresher safety training. This includes any person who prepares HAZMAT materials for transport, labels or marks packages, signs the shipping papers, or is involved in transporting the material on the carrier vessel.

Case Study No. 1: On May 20, 2008, a seaman on board a container ship was making rounds of a vessel moored in Port Everglades when he noticed a tank container in the cargo hold that was leaking cargo. He reported this to the second man on watch, who reported it to the Port Captain, who notified the shore side stevedores and instructed them to remove the loaded containers. A shore side shift supervisor went into the cargo hold and collapsed, as did the two other men who followed him in. A HAZMAT team was dispatched into the cargo hold to extract the bodies, and the container was moved from the vessel to off-gas. This incident resulted in three fatalities.

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Governing Regulations

Part 176 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations covers the requirements for transporting hazardous materials by most commercial vessels, foreign or domestic, when in navigable waters of the United States. This online training course satisfies the modal-specific shipping training requirements found in Part 176 and Part 172, Subpart H, of the HMR.

The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code is a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods by sea and covers such matters as packing, container traffic and stowage, and segregation of incompatible substances. You may consult the IMDG Code in place of Part 176 as long as you also follow the requirements listed in 171.12 and 176.11 of the HMR.

What You'll Learn

    About This Course
    Course Objectives
    Introduction to DOT HAZMAT Carrier Vessel Training Course
  • Applicability
  • Key Terms
  • Incidents and Statistics
    Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
  • Regulatory Agencies
  • Training Requirements
    Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)
  • Columns 1-10 of the HMT
  • Appendix A
  • Appendix B
  • How to Use the HMT
  • Hazard Classes
  • ORM-D
    49 CFR Part 176: Subparts A and B
  • Subpart A-General Requirements
  • Vessel Personnel
  • Inspection
  • Subpart B-General Operating Requirements
  • Shipping Papers
  • Certificates
  • Dangerous Cargo Manifest
  • Other Documentation
  • Inspection of Cargo
    Subpart C-Handling and Stowage Requirements
  • Preparation of the Vessel
  • General Stowage Requirements for HAZMAT
  • Transport Vehicles, Freight Containers, Portable Tanks, and Power-Operated Industrial Trucks
    Subpart D-Segregation Requirements
  • Segregation Table Key
    Subpart E-Control of Transport Vehicles
  • Private Automobiles and Motorboats
    Subpart F-Special Requirements for Barges
    Subpart G-Detailed Requirements for Class 1-Explosive Materials
  • Loading and Unloading
  • Precautions
  • Stowage
  • Electrical Requirements
  • Segregation
  • Passenger Vessels
  • Cargo Transport Units and Shipborne Barges
  • Handling Class 1-Explosive Materials in Port
  • Magazine Vessels
    Subpart H-Detailed Requirements for Class 2-Compressed Gas Materials
  • Stowage under Deck
  • Miscellaneous Stowage Requirements
    Subpart I-Detailed Requirements for Class 3-Flammable and Combustible Liquids
  • Miscellaneous Requirements
    Subpart J-Detailed Requirements for Class 4-Flammable Solids, Class 5-Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides, and Division 1.5 Materials
  • Stowage of Charcoal
  • Division 1.5 materials, Ammonium Nitrate, and Ammonium Nitrate Mixtures
  • Permit Requirements
    Subpart L-Detailed Requirements for Division 2.3 Poisonous Gas and Division 6.1 Poisonous Materials
    Subpart M-Detailed Requirements for Radioactive Materials
  • Transport and Criticality Safety Indices Tables
  • Segregation Distances
  • Leakage or Sifting of Radioactive Materials
    Subpart N-Detailed Requirements for Class 8-Corrosive Materials
    Subpart O-Detailed Requirements for Cotton and Vegetable Fibers, Motor Vehicles, Polymeric Beads, and Plastic Molding Compounds
  • Stowage of Cotton or Vegetable Fibers with Rosin or Pitch
  • Stowage of Cotton or Vegetable Fibers with Coal
  • Stowage of Motor Vehicles and Mechanical Equipment
  • Polymeric Beads and Plastic Molding Compounds
    Incident Reporting and Security
    Security Awareness
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 2 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.

DOT HAZMAT transportation standards require that every hazardous material employee to receive periodic retraining - at least once every three years.

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Anthony F Verified
DOT Waterways HAZMAT Transportation

This was a pleasant experience, well thought out course. Thank you.

Kerri K Verified
DOT Waterways HAZMAT Transportation

Very worthwhile course and I plan to use materials referenced heavily.



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