DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail
In accordance with the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H.
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Our DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail course is designed for hazmat employers and hazmat employees engaged in transportation of hazardous materials by rail. This includes rail carriers, rail shippers, and rail tank car owners as well as personnel who package, load, and unload cargo for shipment by rail.This course covers the modal specific training requirements found in 49 CFR Part 174 (Carriage by Rail) of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
For a more detailed insight into the DOT’s regulations for transportation of hazardous materials, you may enroll for our 10-hour DOT Hazmat Transportation: Advanced General Awareness Training.
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Once the required study time of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail Training has been completed, you can take the final exam. When you pass the final exam, you will receive an electronic course completion certificate that will be emailed to you immediately.
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The core objective of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail course is to familiarize workers with the modal specific training requirements found in 49 CFR Part 174 (Carriage by Rail) and 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
After completion of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail Training course the learner will be able to:
- Understand the regulatory requirements for transportation of hazardous materials by rail;
- Describe the requirements for segregation and storage of hazardous materials;
- Identify the documentation required for transportation of hazardous materials by railway;
- Understand the positioning restrictions for placarded rail cars and tank cars;
- Understand the Association of American Railroads (AAR) recommendations for safe transportation of key trains;
- Summarize the reporting requirements for incidents involving hazardous materials; and
- Describe the key strategies that can be used to manage security risks.
3 Hour DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail Course Syllabus
This course consists of 4 modules broken down into 6 lessons. Students are required to take each lesson in sequential order as listed below.
DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements - Rail: Introduction
Module 1: Hazardous Materials Regulations
- Lesson 1: Regulatory Overview
Module 2: Hazardous Materials Table
- Lesson 2: Hazardous Materials Table – Part 1
- Lesson 3: Hazardous Materials Table – Part 2
Module 3: Carrier Requirements - Rail
- Lesson 4: Carrier Requirements – Rail Part 1
- Lesson 5: Carrier Requirements – Rail Part 2
Module 4: Security Awareness
- Lesson 6: Security and Safety Plans
This course is designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as soon as new requirements or regulations are issued by OSHA, DOT, and other regulatory agencies. The course meets the compliance requirements of the United States Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).
There are no prerequisites for this course.
Once the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.
A Final Note
In order to ensure compliance with federal regulations, always consult a current copy of the HMR and any subsequent final rules published in the Federal Register.
It is important to remember that attending a training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing the knowledge acquired through a training course to on-the-job work processes. Therefore, in addition to this online course it is important that you receive additional on-site training from your employer.
As an employer, do you want to train your employees as a team? Do your employees want to learn from a qualified instructor?
HAZWOPER OSHA offers customized group instructor-led training (ILT). We facilitate virtual training for groups of all sizes, led by OSHA-authorized trainers who guide individuals through the key topics of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail Training as per the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) 49 CFR Part 174.
We can customize this DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail Training course with your workplace-specific requirements so you can quickly and easily meet your workplace safety and health training goals.
Rates for the ILT course depends on the number of participants and changes required (if any) to the course content.
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- Number of employees expected to be trained.
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In-Person Group Training
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Transportation of hazardous materials poses an increased risk to the public and the environment of exposure to hazardous substances in case of an accidental spill or release. Therefore, personnel involved in the carriage of hazardous materials via rail should understand the associated risks and be knowledgeable of the specific regulatory and training requirements specified by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).
This 3-Hour DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail Training course is designed for hazmat employers and hazmat employees engaged in transportation of hazardous materials by rail, including rail carriers, rail shippers, and rail tank car owners.
This DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail Training course will provide comprehensive knowledge of the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT), requirements for shipping papers and other documents for the transportation of dangerous cargo, specifications for segregation and storage of hazmat, placarding and positioning requirements for rail cars and tank cars, recommendations for safe transportation of key trains as outlined by the Association of American Railroads (AAR), security requirements for transporting hazmat by railway, and reporting requirements in case of incidents involving hazardous materials.
The DOT Hazmat transportation training requirements are outlined in Subpart H of Part 172 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
All hazmat employers are required to train their hazmat employees who perform any task or function that falls within the preview of the U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
- Broaden the knowledge of individuals who have completed our 4-hour DOT Hazmat Transportation: General Awareness Training course.
- Employees of companies involved in the commercial transportation of hazardous materials;
- Shippers who offer hazardous materials for rail transport within states and between states;
- Personnel responsible for the safety of hazardous materials cargo when transported by rail;
- Rail car drivers, assistants, security officers, and other employees involved in inspecting and checking of rails cars and tank cars carrying hazardous materials;
- Individuals who package, mark, label, load, and unload hazmat cargo for shipment by rail;
- Personnel responsible for placarding rail cars and tank cars;
- Public security personnel, emergency response personnel, safety officers, other employees who need to understand DOT’s Hazmat Regulations to ensure the safe transportation of hazardous materials consignments via rail; and
- Compliance officers who certify that all applicable requirements of the HMR are being met.
The DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail course is in compliance with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) found in 49 CFR Part 174 (Carriage by Rail).
For more in-depth training of the U.S. DOT’s hazmat regulations, enroll for our 10-Hour DOT Hazmat Transportation: Advanced General Awareness Training course which provides general and function specific guidance hazmat transportation.
Yes. As recommended by the DOT, hazmat employees must receive recurrent training at least once every three years. Furthermore, all employees whose job function directly affects the safe transportation of hazardous materials must receive training within 90 days after employment or a change in job function.
In addition, according to 49 CFR 172.702(b), the online safety training certification of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Rail Training course must also be updated whenever the DOT issues a new regulation or revises any existing regulations. No employee can perform any activities under the new or revised DOT regulations unless they have been given the necessary training that incorporates the new and/or revised federal rules and regulations.