DOT: Hazardous Materials Transportation: Packaging

This course is the second out of six in our DOT function-specific series. It describes tasks and regulations related to selecting an appropriate container for hazardous material. Supervisors of hazmat employees and safety managers will also benefit from the course. After completing it, learners will know how to interpret UN specification markings on packagings, determine if an appropriate packaging was used and identify appropriate packagings for a hazardous materials shipment.

Course Objectives:

  • Interpret manufacturers’ packaging markings.
  • Use the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) to find relevant packaging information.
  • Use a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to identify any additional packaging restrictions.
  • Provided examples, apply the above information in selecting appropriate packaging for a given hazardous material.

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Audience: Employees whose work relates to hazardous materials transportation and their supervisors
Code: ssfty254
Time: 30 min

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