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This online DOT Hazmat Transportation Carrier Requirements (Rail) course satisfies the modal–specific training requirements found in 49 CFR 174 and Part 172, Subpart H of the Hazardous Materials Regulations.
Who must take this course?
All Hazmat employees of rail carriers, rail shippers, and rail tank car owners. A "Hazmat employee" is anyone who, during the course of employment, directly affects hazardous materials and dangerous goods transportation safety.
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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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable DOT Hazmat Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Rail) 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 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our DOT Hazmat Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Rail) Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
This course presents an overview of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations in regards to carrier rail transportation. It will cover basic concepts and a general overview of the regulations, including special handling, loading, and unloading requirements of different hazardous materials transported via railway.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to DOT HAZMAT Rail Training
- Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
- Regulatory Agencies
- Training Requirements
- Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)
- Columns 1-10 of the HMT
- Appendix A and B
- How to Use the HMT
- Hazard Classes
- Subpart A - General Requirements
- Inspecting Shipments
- Expedited Movements
- Hazardous Material Disposition
- Delivery at Non-Agency Stations
- Delivery at Agency Stations
- Exceptions for Railroad's Hazardous Materials
- Subpart B - General Operating Requirements
- Shipping Papers
- Notice to Train Crews
- Nonconforming or Leaking Packages
- Subpart C - Handling and Loading Requirements
- Marking and Placarding of Rail Cars
- Tank Cars
- Segregation Table
- Table Legend
- Compatibility Table
- Subpart D - Handling of Placarded Rail Cars, Transport Vehicles, Freight Containers, and Bulk Packaging
- Switching Operations
- Position in Train
- Maximum Allowable Operating Speed
- Placarding Group Table Key
- Subpart E - Class 1 - Explosive Materials
- Loading Class 1 - Explosive Materials
- Forbidden Mixed Loading and Storage
- Damaged or Astray Shipments
- Division 1.1 or 1.2 Explosive Materials
- Car Certification
- Routing Shipments
- "Order-Notify" or "C.O.D." Shipments
- Record of Change of Seals
- Car Magazine
- Loading Division 1.2 and 1.3 Explosive Materials
- Loading Division 1.4 Explosive Materials
- Subparts F & G - Class 2 - Gases and Class 3 - Flammable Liquids
- Class 2 and Class 3 Special Handling Requirements
- Class 2 - Gases - Material Cylinders
- Class 3 - Flammable Liquid in Tank Cars and Materials Extremely Poisonous by Inhalation
- Class 2 - Gases - Tank Delivery
- Class 2 - Gases - Extremely Poisonous by Inhalation Involving the DoD
- Subparts J & K - Class 6 - Poisonous Materials and Class 7 - Radioactive Materials
- Division 6.1 Poisonous Materials
- Class 7 - Radioactive Materials
- 49 CFR Part 179 - Specifications for Tank Cars
- §179 Subparts A and B
- §179 Subparts C and D
- §179 Subparts E and F
- Incident Reporting and Security
- AAR Security Plan
- Additional Resources
- Final Exam
According to the DOT,
Each hazardous materials employee must be periodically retrained at least every three years.