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DOT HAZMAT Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Rail)

DOT HazMat Rail Carrier

49 CFR 174 Online Training Certification Course

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Railroad transportation of hazardous materials is regarded as the safest method for moving large quantities of materials over long distances. To ensure the safety of cargo, communities, and the environment, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requires specialized rail HAZMAT training for all employees involved in transporting hazardous materials by rail.

This online certification course covers important concepts of shipping training, including specific requirements for handling, loading, and unloading hazardous materials shipped by rails. Railroad HAZMAT employees who complete online training will gain a comprehensive understanding of hazardous materials, their potential dangers, and the regulations that govern safe HAZMAT transportation.

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What are the governing regulations?
This safety training course satisfies the modal-specific training requirements found in 49 CFR 174 and Part 172, Subpart H, of the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

Part 174 of the Code of Federal Regulations is specific to hazmat transportation by rail. In addition to understanding general HAZMAT requirements, rail carriers and shippers must comply with additional regulations listed under Part 174, as well as adhere to tank car specifications within Part 179.

Who must take this training?
All HAZMAT employees of rail carriers, shippers, and tank car owners must complete safety training. This includes any employee who directly affects transportation safety of hazardous materials and dangerous goods.

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Specific topics covered in this course include:

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to DOT HAZMAT Rail Training
  • Applicability
  • Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
    • Regulatory Agencies
    • Responsibilities
    • Training Requirements
    • Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)
      • Columns 1-10 of the HMT
      • Appendix A and B
      • How to Use the HMT
    • Hazard Classes
    • ORM-D
  • 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
    • Flatcars
    • 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
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Final Exam
Click to Learn More Course format.

Our DOT HAZMAT Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Rail) Training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.

Click to Learn More How long is the course?

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.

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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.

Click to Learn More How often is retraining or recertification required?

Rail HAZMAT training must be repeated at least once every three years based on DOT HAZMAT shipping regulations.

Click to Learn More How soon is the certificate of completion issued?

Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable DOT HAZMAT Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Rail) training certificate and wallet card.

Click to Learn More Continuing education credits?

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

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