U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Training: Who Needs It and Why?

U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Training:  Who Needs It and Why?

The U.S. Department of Transportation requires training for “hazmat employees,” defined as: a person who is employed on a full-time, part-time, or temporary basis, and who directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety.
 
This language is prone to misinterpretation, and it is not unusual to leave out key personnel from required training. For example, these hazmat employees should be trained:

  • Anyone who is responsible for signing:
    • Hazardous Waste Manifests;
    • Regulated Medical Waste Manifests; and
    • Other shipping paper signers
  • Anyone who classifies, describes, packages, marks, labels, or placards hazmat shipments, such as:
    • Personnel (e.g., maintenance, shipping/receiving, etc.) that collect containers of hazardous waste and are responsible for labeling them in storage;
    • Laboratory personnel who ship samples or other hazmat materials;
    • IT personnel who ship lithium batteries/instruments; and
    • Employees with FedEx and UPS accounts
  • Receivers and those who supervise other employees who perform these tasks

November 2, 2016 for U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Training

Location:        St.Germain Collins, 846 Main Street, Westbrook, Maine

Cost:               $325 for first registrant, $275 for each additional registrant from same company.

This one-day training will cover the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), in accordance with 49 CFR 172.704. The training will include a review of the HMR as these regulations apply to shippers of hazardous materials/wastes.
 
Our instructors include:

  • Douglas Graham, CHMM, Senior EH&S Consultant and External Training Manager at Triumvirate Environmental, and
  • Sandra Perry, Senior Project Manager at St.Germain Collins

Registration has closed.