DOT Hazmat Transportation: General Awareness Training
In accordance with the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H.
Includes security awareness training. Does not include function specific and modal specific training.
“Remembering the DOT regulations for transporting dangerous goods is always a challenge. This short 4 hour training helped me to brush up on the dos and don’ts.”
Joe F. Hardy, Warehousing Support Staff
“The DOT General Awareness training course was a good reference for me. I was able to refresh my memory with the important regulation details.”
Mark Rogers, Hazmat Vehicle Operator
The DOT Hazmat Transportation: General Awareness Training (DOT HMR-181) course is designed to provide an introduction to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). This DOT Hazmat Transportation Training course encompasses the general awareness and the security awareness training requirements of the HMR.
This course is designed for hazmat employers and hazmat employees engaged in transportation of hazardous materials, including personnel who prepare, package, load, and unload cargo for shipment.
Hazmat employees must receive recurrent training at least once every three years. For employees engaged in transportation of hazardous materials by air, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires recurrent training once every two years. This course can be taken to meet the initial and refresher training requirements of the 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 Transportation: General Awareness 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 Transportation: General Awareness Training (DOT HMR-181) is to familiarize workers with the general awareness training requirements of 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H.
After completion of the DOT Hazmat Transportation: General Awareness Training course the learner will be able to:
- Understand the purpose and applicability of the hazardous materials regulations (HMR);
- Identify hazardous materials and the basic hazard classes and divisions;
- Use the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) and interpret the information contained therein;
- Identify the information required for preparing hazardous material shipping papers and the hazardous waste manifest;
- Understand the requirements for marking, labeling, and placarding of hazardous material shipments;
- Outline the basic protocols for recognizing and responding to potential security threats.
- Module 1: Hazardous Materials Regulations– This module gives an overview of the DOT Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR), provides detailed explanation on interpreting the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT), and the preparation of shipping papers when transporting hazmat, and any exceptions thereof.
- Lesson 1: Regulatory Overview
- Lesson 2: Hazard Classes and Divisions
- Lesson 3: Hazardous Materials Table – Part 1
- Lesson 4: Hazardous Materials Table – Part 2
- Lesson 5: Preparation of Shipping Papers
- Module 2: Packaging and Labeling– This module provides an overview of the general requirements outlined in the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) regarding the packaging, labeling, marking, and placarding requirements that must be met when transporting hazardous cargo via highway, rail, air, and vessel. The security and safety plans to be put in place when transporting hazmat is also discussed in brief.
- Lesson 6: General Packaging Requirements
- Lesson 7: General Marking Requirements
- Lesson 8: General Labeling Requirements
- Lesson 9: General Placarding Requirements
- Lesson 10: 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.
Course Completion Certification
When the course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format. A plastic wallet card will arrive in U.S. mail within 2-3 weeks upon request and the submission of a passport size photograph.
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 Transportation: General Awareness Training as per the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR, CFR Title 49 Parts 171-180).
We can customize this DOT Hazmat Transportation: General Awareness 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 Transportation: General Awareness Training course are dependent on the number of participants and changes required (if any) to the course content.
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According to the Unites States Department of Transportation (DOT) all hazmat shipments must comply with the U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations as set forth in Title 49 – Transportation. Hence, all hazmat employers and employees who prepare hazardous materials for shipment or engage in the actual commercial transportation of these materials must receive the relevant training.
Hazmat training requirements are outlined in Subpart H of Part 172 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).
- Employees who work for private carriers who transport hazardous materials in commerce;
- Personnel employed by shippers who offer hazardous materials in commerce for transport within states, between states, or internationally;
- Workers involved in the design, manufacture, inspection, maintenance, reconditioning, repair, or testing of a package, container, or packaging component that is used for the storage and transportation of hazardous materials in commerce;
- Personnel who handle hazardous materials packages at any point in the transportation value chain;
- Persons who indicate by marking, labeling, or other means that a hazardous material being transported in commerce is present in a package; and
- Persons such as drivers responsible for the safety of hazardous materials during transportation.
The DOT Hazmat Transportation General Awareness Training course is in compliance with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).
For a more detailed insight and function specific hazmat training as per the DOT’s regulations for transportation of hazardous materials, you may enroll for our 10-hour DOT Hazmat Transportation: Advanced General Awareness Training.
Yes. 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.
Hazmat employees must receive recurrent training at least once every three years. For employees involved in the transportation of hazardous materials by air, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requires recurrent training once every two years.
In addition, according to 49 CFR 172.702(b), the DOT Hazmat General Awareness Training certification 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 he/she has undergone training which incorporate the new and/or revised rules and regulations.
This DOT Hazmat Transportation General Awareness Training course provides general training under the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Personnel engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials by air may require additional hazmat function specific training for the transportation of hazardous materials by air and on the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations. On similar lines, personnel engaged in transportation of hazardous materials by vessel may require additional hazmat transportation function specific training as well as additional training on the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code.
Yes. This is because anyone who offers a hazardous material (including hazardous waste) for transportation must sign a document containing the following certification:
“I hereby declare that the contents of this consignment are fully and accurately described above by the proper shipping name, and are classified, packaged, marked and labeled/placarded, and are in all respects in proper condition for transport according to applicable international and national governmental regulations.”
Therefore, in order to certify the above and to ensure that the shipment complies with the DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR), an employee who is expected to sign a Hazardous Waste Manifest must be knowledgeable in all relevant areas of the HMR. These employees may also benefit from the DOT Hazmat Function Specific Training – Shipping Papers Training course.
The DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR) do not specify any exceptions to training requirements for shippers/carriers transporting limited or small quantities of hazardous materials. Hence, all personnel involved in transporting HazMat must be adequately trained, irrespective of the amount of hazardous materials being shipped.
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