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DOT HAZMAT Transportation Training ©

Fulfills requirements for:

49 CFR 172.704 HM 181, 126F and 215 A&B

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Hazardous Materials Transportation Outline


This one-day course covers the training requirements of 49 CFR 172.704, which requires any person involved in offering a hazardous material for transportation to be properly trained. The course must be refreshed every 3 years, and employees may not perform materials functions unsupervised until the training has been completed.

The course takes a unique “10-step approach “ to proper hazardous materials transportation handling. Each element is explained along with examples of what to do and what not to do. All sections of the course contain hands-on exercises for each stage of preparing and shipping hazardous materials.

Who is required to have this training???

Anyone involved in selecting a package, marking a container, applying a label, preparing paperwork (e.g., Bills of Lading, Manifests, etc.), or handling hazardous materials.

Program Outline

Section 1-Opening
A. Course Overview and Introduction

Section 2 – Training
A. Training Requirements
1. 49 CFR 172.704

Section 3-Classifications
A. Hazard Classes
1. Class 1-9
2. Divisions
3. ORM-D
4. Packing Groups

Section 4-Hazardous Materials Tables
A. 49 CFR 172.101
B. Hazardous Substance Table
C. Radionuclides
D. Marine Pollutants

Section 5- Packaging
A. Types of packaging
B. Non-bulk packaging
C. Bulk packaging

Section 6 – Marking
A. Non-bulk markings
B. Bulk Markings
C. Cylinders

Section 7-Labeling
A. What is a label?
B. Types of labels
C. Placement of labels

Section 8-Loading and Storage
A. Loading and Storage Procedures
B. Segregation Procedures
1. Segregation Distances
2. Segregation Chart
3. Compatibility Chart

Section 9-Placarding
A. What are placards?
B. Placard Specifications
C. Placarding Chart

Section 10-Shipping Documents
A. DOT Requirements
B. Proper descriptions
C. NOS-Not otherwise specified
D. Reportable quantities
E. ORM-D 1.
1. Continuation Sheet 8700a

Section 11-Hazardous Waste
A. What is hazardous waste?
B. Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest
C. Hazardous Waste Markings
D. Hazardous Waste Tables

Section 12-Incident Reporting
A. National Response Center
1. When to report.

Section 13-Emergency Response Guidebook
A. Yellow Section
B. Blue Section
C. Orange Section
D. Green Section

Section 14-Security
A. 49 CFR 172.704 Security Requirements
B. Personnel security
C. Facility security
D. En-route security
E. Written requirements-49 CFR 172.800

Final Examination