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DOT Hazmat

Environmental Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Course Length

8 Hours

Max Attendees


Min Attendees


Course Description

This course meets the requirements of the Department of Transportation’s 49 CFR 172.704(c)(2) standard, with the focus on providing a hazmat employee with the general provisions of the regulations so that each hazmat employee can recognize and identify hazardous materials, having the knowledge about the specific requirements as they relate to their job functions. In addition, training is meant to provide a hazmat employee with emergency response information, self-protection measures, and accident prevention methods and procedures. All persons who handle, prepare for shipment, complete documentation, and/or sign the paperwork, or have a responsibility for the hazmat safety of individuals must be trained according to these standards. New hazmat participants must complete training within 90 days after employment or change in job function, and refresher training is required at a minimum every three years.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course a student will be able to:

  1. Understand legal requirements such as Department of Transportation (DOT) and other applicable regulations.
  2. Understand classification of hazardous materials.
  3. Understand packaging requirements.
  4. Understand the importance of and methods for proper communications.
  5. Understand intermediate bulk containers.
  6. Understand the importance of shipping papers and how to properly complete them.
  7. Understand how to guard against and plan for emergency situations.
  8. Understand placarding requirements.
  9. Understand safety protocols.
  10. Understand security protocols.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction
  2. Introduction to the Hazard Classes
  3. Packaging
  4. Communications
  5. Intermediate Bulk Containers (IBCs)
  6. Shipping Papers
  7. Additional Requirements
  8. Placarding Requirements
  9. Safety
  10. Security Plans