DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation
Our online DOT Hazmat course covers the fundamentals of shipping hazardous materials by ground. Our 10-step approach encompasses the activities which must be addressed when preparing a hazardous material for shipment. Participants will learn how to classify hazardous materials, select proper packaging, mark and label containers, and prepare required shipping documents, all in accordance with the USDOT regulations. New requirements enacted over the past year are highlighted throughout the course.
The USDOT requires training for anyone who handles hazardous materials, including individuals who ship or receive hazardous materials, prepare hazardous materials for transportation, mark and label containers, complete shipping documents, select packaging and load or unload hazardous materials.
This hazardous materials shipping training course is designed to meet the training requirements as specified in 49 CFR 172.700 Subpart H, which specify that employees must be trained at least once every three years. At the completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate which includes the participant’s name, completion date, and copy of the test scores. The certificate includes the name and address of the trainer as required for recordkeeping.
Our DOT training course is based on the requirements for training as specified in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H, including testing of participants. This hazmat training is also referred to as HM-181 training, Subpart H training, and hazmat training. While this course is meant to satisfy DOT's general training requirements, it does not go into detail on the shipping of radioactive materials.
This course does not cover driver training as required for each hazmat employee who will operate a motor vehicle.
This DOT hazmat training course will prepare you to safely transport hazardous materials by ground, providing comprehensive information on safety precautions and regulations. Providing real-world industry examples, multimedia presentations, and interactive activities, the course will equip you to handle all hazmat training scenarios.
When you complete the course, you will receive a certificate indicating compliance with the DOT Hazardous Material training requirement. This DOT hazardous materials transportation course also fulfills the DOT Hazmat refresher requirement.
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Hazardous materials (hazmat) training now applies to any individual who:
DOT hazardous materials transportation training is essential for any individual who is involved with hazmat transportation at any stage. Whether you are preparing, processing, loading, managing, or actively transporting hazardous materials, you must complete DOT hazmat training, otherwise known as HM-181 or HM-126 training.
Eduwhere’s course satisfies DOT training requirements for hazardous material shipping training in accordance with the agency’s regulations for hazmat employees. When you complete our course and pass the associated test, you can rest assured that you are in compliance with national safety standards and prepared to transport hazardous materials.
According to the DOT, a hazardous material is "a substance or material that is capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce, and has been designated as hazardous under the federal hazardous materials transportation law."
You may be surprised to learn how many materials fall under this definition. Under the umbrella of hazardous waste, you’ll find not only obviously dangerous materials such as explosives and flammable substances, but also everyday items such as aerosols, house paint, pesticides, and cleaning solutions. Electronic items such as computer components also often qualify.
Whether you’re working directly with a company that directly transports hazmat or for a third-party delivery service such as UPS or FedEx that occasionally ships hazardous materials, you likely need hazardous material shipping training. Failure to complete required DOT hazmat training and pass the exam may make your company liable in the event of a shipping accident that results in personal injury or environmental damage. By completing Eduwhere’s DOT hazmat training course, you’ll cover all the bases and set yourself up for career success.
DOT hazmat transportation training is essential for employees who package, label, mark, or otherwise prepare dangerous materials to be shipped. Attention to safety during each part of the shipping process is essential to carry out hazmat transportation best practices, so all individuals who perform preparation tasks are required to complete training.
If you work in a shipping or receiving department that handles hazardous materials, you likely need hazardous material training even if you don’t directly transport the materials. If you play any part whatsoever in the process of hazmat shipping–signing off on paperwork, or receiving incoming shipments, for example–you are required to complete DOT hazardous materials transportation training.
Curious if your profession will require DOT training for hazmat transportation? Employees in a diverse set of industries are required to pass DOT hazmat training courses. These include:
If you’re considering changing professions or starting your own business in an industry such as these, find out whether DOT hazmat training certification will be required. As a job candidate, having this certification will make you an attractive candidate for numerous positions. If you’re a business owner, you can build a strong reputation by requiring employees to be certified and thus avoiding fines or other consequences in the event of an accident.
Upon completion of this online course, participants should be able to:
4 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.
Citation: 49 CFR 172.704 (Subpart H)
DOT's training requirements for shipping hazardous materials is located in 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H. In addition to initial training [49 CFR 172.704(c)(1)], DOT requires "recurrent training" every 3 three years.
"A hazmat employee shall receive the training required by this subpart at least once every three years." [49 CFR 172.704(c)(2)]
Refresher Training Required: Every 3 year(s).
Hazmat training is a must for compliance with DOT and OSHA standards for safety. For over 25 years, Eduwhere has been a leader in online compliance training. As pioneers of online education, we know what it takes to make online courses as successful as their in-person counterparts. We know that there’s no room for shortcuts when it comes to safety, so you can rest assured that our DOT hazmat training course will prepare you for any contingency.
Whether you work in shipment preparation, transportation, or receiving of hazardous materials, you must pass the required safety courses. When you complete your HM-181 or HM0126 course, you’ll have the tools you need to excel in your professional role.
If you need to attain hazmat training certification for yourself or your employees, look to the experts. Call us toll-free at 866-523-9108 to get started!
The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.
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