DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel
In accordance with the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H.
Includes modal specific training only. Does not include general awareness or security awareness training.
“This course opened my eyes and thought processes regarding the minute details of transporting hazardous materials by vessel.”
Clive Wittman, Hazmat Cargo Operations
“There are so many DOT rules that we must follow, and this course gave the details in an easy to understand manner. The detailed diagrams for stowage was very helpful!”
Shaun Perry, Cargo Storage Supervisor
Our DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel course is designed for hazmat employers and hazmat employees engaged in transportation of hazardous materials by vessel. This includes personnel who package, label, load, and unload cargo for shipment by vessel.This course covers the modal specific training requirements found in 49 CFR Part 176 (Carriage by Vessel) 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: Vessel 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: Vessel course is to familiarize workers with the modal specific training requirements found in 49 CFR Part 176 (Carriage by Vessel) and 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
After completion of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel Training course the learner will be able to:
- Understand the regulatory requirements for transportation of hazardous materials by vessel;
- Explain the basic differences between the IMDG code’s Dangerous Goods List and the HMR’s Hazardous Materials Table;
- Describe the shipping documentation that must accompany hazardous materials offered for transportation by vessel;
- Understand the general and specific requirements for segregation and stowage of hazardous materials;
- Understand the procedure for handling leaking and damaged hazardous material packages; and
- Summarize the reporting requirements for incidents involving hazardous materials.
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: Vessel Training as per the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) 49 CFR Part 176.
We can customize this DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel 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 DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel Training course are dependent on the number of participants and changes required (if any) to the course content.
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All our courses are designed to take a specific amount of time. However, some students may get through the course more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel course will take around 3 hours to complete.
Transporting hazardous materials by vessel can pose greater risks to people, property, and the environment. All hazmat employers and employers engaged in hazardous materials transportation should understand and comply with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).
This DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel 3-hour Training course is designed for all managers, supervisors, and workers involved in transporting hazardous materials by vessel including personnel working on docks, on shipping vessels, and those working for intermediary carriers of dangerous cargo. People involved in the packaging, labeling, loading, and unloading hazardous materials packages for transportation by a vessel must also be given the requisite training.
This DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel Training course will provide details on the general and specific requirements for segregation and stowage of hazardous materials; describe the shipping papers and other shipping documents that must accompany hazardous materials offered for transportation by vessel; explain the basic differences between the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) code’s Dangerous Goods List and the HMR’s Hazardous Materials Table; explain the procedure for handling leaking and damaged hazardous material packages; and summarize the reporting requirements for incidents involving hazardous materials when being transported by a vessel.
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).
The DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel course is specifically suited to:
- 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 by vessel including carriers, indirect carriers, and freight forwarders;
- Shippers and carriers transporting hazmat within states, between states, and internationally;
- Workers handling hazmat packages at any point in the transportation value chain who must comply with the requirements for hazmat cargo transportation by vessel;
- Personnel responsible for the safety of hazardous materials cargo;
- Captains of the port, ship’s captains, first officers, security personnel, and other shipping vessel employees who may handle the hazmat cargo while being transported;
- Security officers and other employees involved in inspecting and checking hazmat cargo and cargo containers;
- Individuals who package, mark, label, placard, load, and unload hazmat cargo;
- Emergency response personnel, public security personnel, port security, and other individuals who must be aware of and understand DOT’s HMR to ensure the safe transportation of hazardous materials consignments via vessel; and
- Compliance officers who certify that all applicable requirements of the HMR are being met.
The DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel Training course is in compliance with the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) found in 49 CFR Part 176 (Carriage by Vessel).
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.
This 3-Hour DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel Training certificate has a 3-year validity period. According to the DOT, individuals must re-take the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel course in its entirety when their safety training certificate expires to renew their certification and fulfill the DOT’s recurrent training requirements.
Yes. The DOT recommends that hazmat employees must receive recurrent training at least once every three years. In addition, the DOT requires all employees whose job function directly affects the safe transportation of hazardous materials to receive training within 90 days after employment or a change in job function.
Also note, that according to 49 CFR 172.702(b), the safety training certification of the DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel Training course must 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.
This DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel safety training certification can be renewed by re-taking this course, as specified by DOT hazmat transportation training regulations.
No, there are no prerequisites for this DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel Training course.
Yes, when the final exam is completed successfully, you will be able to immediately download, save, or print your DOT Hazmat Carrier Requirements: Vessel Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.