Hazmat Employee Training

Accurate Safety Compliance

Hazmat Employee Training

Length: 4 Hours


The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) requires initial and recurrent Hazmat Training of all Employees who perform work functions covered by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).  Any Employee whose work directly affects Hazardous Materials Transportation Safety is required to have Training and there are no exemptions

Course Topics:

  1. General Awareness/Familiarization Training: Provides Hazmat Employees familiarity with the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations and enables hazmat employees to recognize and identify hazardous materials. All hazmat employees are required to have general awareness/ familiarization training. 

  2. Function Specific Training - specifically applicable to the functions of the Employee

  3. Safety Training - with focus on emergency response, measures the employer has implemented to protect the Employee, and handling procedures to prevent accidents when handling and packaging hazardous materials

  4. Security Awareness Training - related to the risks associated with transporting and how to enhance security of potential threats

  5. In-Depth Security Training - for Employees who handle Hazardous Material covered by the employer security plan

This training typically provides a basic understanding of:

  • The Identification of Hazardous Materials
  • The Hazard Classification System
  • How to Use the Hazardous Materials Table
  • Packaging
  • Markings and Labels
  • Placards
  • Shipping Papers
  • Understanding of the HMR Training Requirements
  • Requirements for Incident Reporting
  • Security

Reference:  49 CFR 172.704 (a) (1)

Target Audience: This program is required for all Employees who are directly affected by Hazmat Transportation Safety

Instructor to Student Ratio: 1:12 

Prerequisites: Employer Approval.  Employee should have a clear understanding of their duties and expectations from their Employer.

Frequency: Every 3 years

Written Exam:

Students are required to complete a written and or verbal final examination.

Practical Exam:

Students will be evaluated on their knowledge, skills and abilities during the learning by demonstrating their ability to complete a shipping paper document. 

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