DOT Hazardous Material Training

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Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Training

DOT Hazardous Material Training Overview

The foundations of delivering hazardous chemicals by ground are covered in our DOT Hazmat course. As part of the process of preparing a hazardous material for shipment, we cover all of the necessary operations. Hazardous materials will be classified, packaging will be selected, and shipping paperwork will be prepared in line with applicable rules. In the course, changes made in the last year are highlighted. It is a requirement of the United States Department of Transit (USDOT) that anybody who handles hazardous goods undergoes training. This includes those who ship or receive hazardous products as well as those who prepare them for transportation.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training, in Houston, Texas

This DOT hazmat training course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to move hazardous products safely by ground.

This course will prepare you for any hazmat training scenario by using real-world examples from the industry, multimedia presentations, and interactive activities.

A trained supervisor must directly oversee the employee of the hazardous material until they have completed their required training.

ABC Safety Solutions offers regular training sessions in our classrooms and simulators for a variety of industrial requirements. There are now live-streaming, instructor-led, and other training choices accessible across the country.

Our specialist trainers collaborate directly with companies and industry regulators around the United States to give the most up-to-date training methods and information.

For whom does DOT Hazardous Materials Training Course For?

HAZMAT training

This requirement applies to employees, including an owner-operator of a motor vehicle that transports hazardous materials, and self-employed individuals who:

  • Load, unload, or handle hazmat;
  • Test, recondition, repair, modify, mark, inspect, or otherwise represent packaging as qualified for use in the transportation of hazardous materials;
  • Prepare hazardous materials for transportation;
  • Are responsible for the safety of transporting hazardous materials; or
  • Operate a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials.

Anyone employed by a hazardous materials employer or who is directly involved in the shipment of hazardous materials is required to receive and complete DOT HazMat training as defined by 49 CFR 172.704 within the first 90 days of employment, or change in job function, and must complete recurring training every three years.

All hazardous materials employees are required to have general awareness/familiarization training.

This training must be provided to hazardous materials employees who handle or perform regulated functions related to the transportation of the materials covered by the security plan or who are responsible for implementing the security plan.

What’s covered in DOT HazMat training?

“General Awareness”

Provides hazardous materials employees with familiarity with the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations and enables hazardous materials employees to recognize and identify hazardous materials.

This course satisfies all ground hazardous materials carrier shipping requirements including FedEx and UPS.

This course is based on the requirements for general awareness training as specified in 49 CFR 172.704 (Subpart H). Although this course is meant to satisfy USDOT’s general training requirements, it does not cover function-specific training.

“In-Depth Security”

Provides a detailed understanding of a company’s security plan including company security objectives, specific security procedures, employee responsibilities, actions to take in the event of a security breach, and the organizational security structure.

Topics may include:

  • Security Objectives
  • Specific Security Procedures
  • Employee Responsibilities
  • Actions to Take in the Event of a Security Breach
  • Organizational Security Structure

“Security Awareness”

provides employees with a general understanding of the security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and the methods designed to enhance transportation security.

All hazardous materials employees are required to have security awareness training.

Topics may include:

  • Regulatory Requirements
  • Potential Threats
  • Potential Targets
  • Prevention Tools

“Safety Training”

Covers the hazards presented by hazardous materials, safe handling, emergency response information, and methods and procedures for accident avoidance.

Training that meets EPA and OSHA regulations may be acceptable in meeting the Hazardous Materials Regulations.

All hazardous materials employees are required to have safety training.

Topics may include:

  • Emergency Response Information
  • Emergency Response Telephone Numbers
  • Means of Egress
  • Employee Emergency Plans and Fire Prevention Plans
  • General Safety and Health Provisions
  • Employee Emergency Action Plans
  • Bulk Delivery and Mixing Vehicles
  • Contract Employer Responsibilities
  • Mechanical Integrity
  • Hazardous Waste Operations and
  • Emergency Response
  • New Technology Programs
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Fire Protection
  • Fire Brigades
  • Portable Fire Extinguishers
  • Fixed Extinguishing Systems
  • Fire Detection Systems
  • Employee Alarm Systems
  • Materials Handling and Storage
  • Moving the Load
  • Crawler Locomotives and Truck Cranes
  • Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices
  • Confined and Enclosed Spaces
  • Precautions Before Entering

“Function Specific”

Provides hazardous materials employees a detailed study of the requirements of the regulations applicable to the function(s) for which the person is responsible.

Hazardous waste training

How is the DOT Hazardous Materials Training Evaluated?

The trainee will be evaluated through a series of tests based on the learning outcomes in the course.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training Cost

ABC Safety Solutions is delighted to be able to offer this critical training at such a reasonable price. To learn more about our DOT Hazardous Materials Training Course, contact us today!

DOT Hazmat Certification and Validity

Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of completion. This course can be taken as initial training or refresher training and must be refreshed every 3 years.

DOT Hazardous Materials Training Location

Each hazmat employee must be provided with recurrent training at least once every 3 years. Hazardous Materials training offered by ABC Safety Solution will be conducted at Houston, Texas.

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