100 Series Courses

105 Hazardous Materials Safety Training (105)

The Hazardous Material Safety Training Course is designed for those who must comply with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and to help companies certify they have provided employees general awareness/familiarization training on the HMR as well as function-specific training on the key aspects of any employee’s job as they relate to offering hazardous materials for transport in commerce.

- To provide an understanding of the basic requirements of hazardous materials transportation safety regulations as specified in DOT regulations.
- To provide an understanding of the key aspects of function-specific training - identifying, classifying, packing, marking, labeling, placarding, and preparing shipping papers.
- To ensure participants know how to access and use the Hazardous Materials Table in 49 CFR 172.101.
- To help participants understand the key issues of the packaging regulations and know where to access the regulations specific to the requirements of their specific situation.
- To enable participants to recognize and identify hazardous materials, hazardous substances, and marine pollutants as indicated in 49 CFR 172.101 Appendix B.
- To ensure participants understand the proper completion of shipping papers.
- To provide participants the knowledge to recognize and identify proper marking, labeling, and placarding.
- To teach participants where the emergency response information is located and how to use the Emergency Response Guidebook.
- To provide an understanding of the company Written Security Plan and elements of security training.

1. General Awareness and Familiarization Training
2. Hazardous Materials Table
3. Shipping Papers
4. Safety Training
5. Packaging
6. Marking, Labeling, and Placarding
7. Driver Training and Materials of Trade
8. Loading and Unloading
9. Security
  • Module 1 - General Awareness
  • Module 2 - Identifying Hazardous Materials
  • Module 3 - Documentation
  • Module 4 - Safety Training
  • Module 5 - Packaging
  • Module 6 - Marking, Labeling, and Placarding
  • Module 7 - Driving Training and Materials of Trade
  • Module 8 - Loading and Segregation
  • Module 9 - Security Training
  • Final Exam
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: 3 years