What are the 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.
Who must take this training?
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.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- About This Course
- Course Objectives
- Introduction to DOT HAZMAT Carrier Vessel Training Course
- 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
- 49 CFR Part 176: Subparts A and B
- Subpart A—General Requirements
- Vessel Personnel
- Subpart B—General Operating Requirements
- Shipping Papers
- Dangerous Cargo Manifest
- Other Documentation
- Inspection of Cargo
- Subparts C and D
- 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
- Subparts E and F
- 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
- Electrical Requirements
- Passenger Vessels
- Cargo Transport Units and Shipborne Barges
- Handling Class 1—Explosive Materials in Port
- Magazine Vessels
- Subparts H, I, and J
- 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
- Subparts L, M, N, and O
- 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
- 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
- Additional Resources
Our DOT HAZMAT Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Water) training course consists of content, graphics, audio, self-check questions, and a final exam.
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 then 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.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable DOT HAZMAT Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Water) training certificate and wallet card.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.