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DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training

Course Details:

2 days, 14 instructional hours
14 MESH (Manager of Environmental Safety and Health) Hours
14 Engineering Professional Development Hours (PDHs)

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Course Description:
This 2-day course will cover the basic requirements for shipping hazardous materials using 49 CFR (DOT) regulations. This certification workshop discusses the fundamentals of shipping hazardous materials and hazardous wastes, quantity exemptions/exceptions, and recent changes in the regulations. It is important to note that hazmat training is required within 90 days for new employees. Topics covered in this training include:

  • Use of 49 CFR Parts 100-185 and applicability of the Hazardous Materials Regulations
  • Identification of hazardous materials and use of the § 172.101 HM Table
  • Packaging specifications
  • Marking, labeling, placarding
  • Shipping papers
  • Incident reporting
  • Registration, security plans and emergency response

Learning Objectives:
Our experienced instructor will engage you in lecture discussions, exercises, and a series of review questions following each major topic. Upon completion you will learn how to apply the rules to your materials and be able to:

  • Recognize and identify hazardous materials
  • Explain requirements related to shipping of hazardous materials
  • Discuss the purpose, responsibility and explain the benefits safely shipping hazardous materials

Each participant will receive a copy of 49 CFR (Parts 100-185) and a training manual. Participants will also receive a certificate of completion with instructional hours.

Who Should Attend:
Anyone who meets the definition of a Hazmat Employee or oversees the activities of Hazmat Employees should attend this training. This includes but is not limited to those who prepare and offer materials for transport, prepare and/or sign shipping papers (including EPA’s Universal Hazardous Waste Manifest), load and/or unload or otherwise handle hazardous materials shipments should take this training.  Anyone responsible for the safety and security of hazardous materials shipments.  In addition, this course would be essential to:

  • Hazmat Employees & Managers
  • Field Technicians
  • Hazmat Technicians
  • Site Workers
  • Waste Handling Technicians

Additional Notes:
If you have completed this course and looking to meet the refresher training requirements to maintain DOT Hazardous Transportation Materials certification please register for DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Refresher. Please also not that this class does not cover hands-on emergency response activities or carrier requirements.  For further detail on training requirement please see 49 CFR 172.704.

Course Info


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Glenn C. Clapp CSP, EFO, CHMM, CFPS

Upcoming Dates

Location: Virtual Instructor-Led Training
Start Date: September 10, 2024
End Date: September 11, 2024
Time: 8:00AM - 5:00PM
Cost: $495
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