Department of Transportation (DOT)

DOT: Hazardous Materials Transportation General Awareness

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates all modes of transportation in the U.S. including highway, rail, air, and water and is especially concerned with hazardous materials. As part of its regulations, DOT requires general awareness training for all HAZMAT employees. This DOT training course provides a general overview of hazardous materials transportation and provides a foundation for more detailed job-specific training for HAZMAT employees. After taking this DOT HAZMAT training course, employees will be able to recognize DOT hazard classes and packing groups, identify containers certified for hazardous materials shipment, interpret DOT container markings, labels and placards, recognize critical information on shipping papers and recognize safe and unsafe loading and unloading procedures. General awareness of DOT regulatory scheme, sections from 49 CFR 171.180, (172.704) (172.101).
AUDIENCE: Employees involved in the transport of hazardous materials DURATION: 60 minutes

DOT: Classification

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates all modes of transportation in the U.S. including highway, rail, air, and water and is especially concerned with hazardous materials. As part of its regulations, DOT requires general awareness and function-specific DOT HAZMAT training for all HAZMAT employees. This DOT training course guides the learner through information on how to correctly classify the contents of a hazardous material before packaging, marking, loading, or shipping the material.

AUDIENCE: Employees involved in the transport of hazardous materials
DURATION: 30 minutes

DOT: Loading and Unloading

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates all modes of transportation in the U.S. including highway, rail, air, and water and is especially concerned with hazardous materials. As part of its regulations, DOT requires general awareness and function-specific DOT training courses for all HAZMAT employees. This DOT HAZMAT training course describes tasks and regulations related to the last step in preparing hazardous materials for shipment—the loading of bulk and non-bulk containers on a vehicle.

AUDIENCE: Employees involved in the transport of hazardous materials
DURATION: 30 minutes

DOT: Marking, Labeling and Placarding

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates all modes of transportation in the U.S. including highway, rail, air, and water and is especially concerned with hazardous materials. As part of its regulations, DOT requires general awareness and function-specific DOT HAZMAT training for all HAZMAT employees. This DOT training course guides the learner on how to correctly identify the contents of a hazardous material shipment through required marking, labeling, and placarding.

AUDIENCE: Employees involved in the transport of hazardous materials.
DURATION: 30 minutes

DOT: Packaging

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates all modes of transportation in the U.S. including highway, rail, air, and water and is especially concerned with hazardous materials. As part of its regulations, DOT requires general awareness and function-specific DOT HAZMAT training for all HAZMAT employees. This DOT training course describes tasks and regulations related to the selection an appropriate container for the given hazardous material.

AUDIENCE: Employees involved in the transport of hazardous materials
DURATION: 30 minutes

DOT: Shipping Papers

The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates all modes of transportation in the U.S. including highway, rail, air, and water and is especially concerned with hazardous materials. As part of its regulations, DOT requires general awareness and function-specific DOT HAZMAT training for all HAZMAT employees. This DOT training course describes the process of preparing shipping papers for hazardous materials in compliance with DOT regulatory requirements.

AUDIENCE: Employees involved in the transport of hazardous materials.
DURATION: 30 minutes

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