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Shipping Hazardous Materials Update satisfies Regulation 49 CFR 172.700-704 which requires everyone participating in the transportation of hazardous materials be trained and includes subsection 704(c)(2) which requires recurrent training at least every three years. Any employee that works in a shipping, receiving or material handling area or who may be involved in loading, unloading, preparing or transporting hazardous materials including the shipping of papers, manifests, labels and markings, etc. or those whose work directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety are required to have training.

Topics that will be covered include:

  • General awareness training
  • Function-specific training: each person who performs any function in proximity to a hazardous material, and each first-line supervisor of that person, shall be provided training concerning safety information applicable to the hazardous material and their job function
  • Overview of security requirements including Homeland Security requirements. These requirements address security plans and training on such plans

After completing this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the four tools required by the federal government to indicate the presence of hazardous materials (markings, labels, shipping papers and placards)
  • Complete the basic shipping description for a hazardous material using the Hazardous Materials Table from 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
  • Look up emergency response information for a hazardous material in the DOT Emergency Response Guide, 2008
  • Identify the packaging authorizations for a hazardous materials shipment
  • Explain the importance of shipping hazardous materials as limited quantity or consumer commodity

This program is designed for:

Safety and Environmental Professionals


4.5 hours

Type of Delivery:

Virtual Classroom

HRCI Credits:

Not eligible

This class is not currently scheduled.