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This online DOT Hazmat Transportation General & Security Awareness, and Function Specific course satisfies the training requirements found in Part 172, Subpart H of the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Who must take this course?
According to the DOT: All employees who handle or ship hazardous material must be instructed in these requirements and be certified by their employer to perform those duties, except during an initial 90-day period, during which the employee must be under the direct supervision of trained personnel.
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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable DOT Hazmat Transportation, Security Awareness & Function Specific training certificate and wallet card.
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 then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our DOT Hazmat Transportation General Awareness, Security Awareness & Function Specific training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
This online course has been designed to help familiarize you with some of the provisions of the HMR. This set of training modules will focus on the proper handling, packaging, marking, labeling, placarding, and transport of hazardous materials. It will also provide an overview of the security requirements found in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), and offer suggestions and guidance on how to comply with these requirements.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to DOT Hazmat General Awareness and Security Training
- Incidents and Statistics
- Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
- Regulatory Agencies
- How to Use the HMR
- 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
- Class 2 Gases
- Division 2.1—Flammable gas
- Division 2.2—Non-flammable, non-poisonous, compressed gas
- Division 2.3—Poisonous gas
- Class 3 Flammable Liquids
- Flammable liquids
- Combustible liquids
- Class 4 Flammable Solids
- Division 4.1—Flammable solids
- Division 4.2—Spontaneous combustible material
- Division 4.3—Dangerous when wet material
- Class 5 Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
- Division 5.1—Oxidizers
- Division 5.2—Organic peroxides
- Class 6 Toxic and Infectious Substances
- Division 6.1—Poisonous/toxic materials
- Division 6.2—Infectious substances
- Class 7 Radioactive Material
- Class 8 Corrosives
- Class 9 Miscellaneous
- Materials of Trade
- Class 1 Explosives
- 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—Lab Packs
- Damaged or Leaking Packages
- DoD Packaging and Special Permits
- Reusable Packaging
- Marking, Labeling, and Placarding
- Non-Bulk Markings
- Limited Quantities
- Bulk Markings
- Radioactive Material Markings
- Content-Specific Markings
- Radioactive Materials
- Mixed and Consolidated Packagings
- Label Specifications
- 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
- Incident Reporting
- Telephone Notification
- Written Reports
- Lithium Batteries
- Lithium Battery Classification
- 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
- Security Plans
- Additional Resources
The DOT Hazmat Shipping regulations state that:
Refresher – or recurrent – training is required at least every three years.