We ship millions of tons of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) every day. These materials can be poisonous, toxic, flammable, explosive or corrosive by nature. Take this course to learn basic information about how to identify and safely handle hazardous materials.
We ship millions of tons of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) every day. These materials can be poisonous, toxic, flammable, explosive or corrosive by nature.
Take this course to learn basic information about how to identify and safely handle hazardous materials, all while complying with federal laws and regulations. This course is ideal for employees who are involved in shipping, packaging or transporting hazardous materials.
Because of the risks and dangers associated with shipping hazardous materials, the U.S. Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration and its supporting agencies regulate the transport of these materials within the US and ensure we comply with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (or the HMR).
Shippers are responsible for documenting information about hazardous materials before offering them for transport. This module covers the components of a properly prepared shipping paper.
If given the task of packaging or inspecting and accepting hazardous materials for transportation, could you do so in compliance with the HMR, (Hazardous Materials Regulations) packaging requirements? Your employer wants to make sure you can, since the U.S. Department of Transportation (or DOT) and its designated agencies regulate the packaging and transportation of hazardous materials. These agencies also have the authority to inspect hazardous materials, or HAZMAT, packages and fine or penalize you as well as your employer for any HMR violations. Therefore, this module focuses on the various actions shippers and carriers must take to ensure that hazardous materials meet the general packaging requirements.
This series of Hazardous Materials Transportation e-Lessons provides general awareness training for the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations. Module 4 covers the marking and labeling of hazardous materials.
Labeling & Placarding
Module 5 covers Placarding.
Carrier Requirements - Highway
Module 6a covers Highway Carrier Requirements.
Carrier Requirements - Air (IATA).
When it comes to transporting hazardous materials by air, Part 175 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations or HMR provides air carriers with the specific requirements they need to accept, handle and transport hazardous materials.
Carrier Requirements - Rail
The DOT (Department of Transportation) identifies requirements for transporting hazardous materials by rail in Part 174 of the HMR (Hazardous Materials Regulations).
Carrier Requirements - Water (IMDG)
In this module, we will focus on the actions we can take to protect our waters and marine life when transporting hazardous materials by any type of vessel or ship.
Hazardous materials are vulnerable when they are in transit. Imagine what would happen if criminals or terrorists were able to obtain dangerous chemicals and materials! Take this course to find out what you can do to prevent that from happening. Ideal learners include people who work at companies involved in the packaging, shipment, transportation and distribution of hazardous materials.
This course takes approximately 375 minutes to complete
Course Pass Mark
A passing grade of
or higher required. Up to
attempts are provided.
A certificate will be provided upon the successful completion of this course.