HAZMAT EMPLOYEE means a person who is employed by a hazmat employer and who directly affects hazmat transportation safety including: an owner-operator of a motor vehicle which transports hazmat; a person (including a self-employed person) who:
Training must be completed within 90 days of the first day of employment or the first day of a change in job function. Until training is completed, a hazmat employee must be directly supervised by a person who has been trained. Further, each hazmat employee must be provided with recurrent training at least once every 3 years. Hazardous Materials training requirements are found in 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H.
DOT GENERAL AWARENESS/FAMILIARIZATION: Provides hazmat employees with 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. This course satisfies all ground hazmat carrier shipping requirements including FedEx and UPS.
This training provides a basic understanding of:
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.
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 a minimum of every 3 years.
DOT FUNCTION SPECIFIC: Provides hazmat employees a detailed study of the requirements of the regulations applicable to the function(s) for which the person is responsible. Training needs will depend on the company operations and the hazmat employee’s responsibilities. Your responsibility is to identify the specific topics and extent to which topics are covered to meet your employees’ needs.
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 Materials Regulations. All hazmat employees are required to have safety training.
SECURITY AWARENESS TRAINING: Provides hazmat employees with a general understanding of the security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and the methods designed to enhance transportation security. All hazmat employees are required to have security awareness training.
IN-DEPTH SECURITY TRAINING: Training that 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. This training must be provided to hazmat 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.