DOT HM-181 Hazmat Employee for Automobile Dealers & Suppliers (4 Hour)

Course Details


TIME TO COMPLETE: Approximately 4 hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION: 0.4 CEUs, 4 contact hours
REGULATIONS SATISFIED: 49 CFR, Part 172.704 (Subpart H)
NOTE: This course has been customized to cover industries and operations that handle vehicle-related items. Includes a module with general awareness training regarding hazardous materials safety and security as required by HM-232.

Max Subscription Days: 30 Days
Code: 1200
Subjects: ENGLISH COURSES DOT Hazmat Courses
Price: US $95.00

Do you or your employees handle, ship or receive batteries, airbags, seatbelt pre-tensioners or paints? If so, you need to comply with theUnited States Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for shipping these types of materials.

To help you meet compliance and DOT Hazmat training regulations, Hazmat School offers an online DOT HM-181 training course specifically designed for automobile suppliers and dealers. This course is based on our standard DOT course but has been customized to cover a range of industries and operations which handle vehicle-related items, equipment and parts such as airbag initiators, automobile batteries, paints and solvents, which are considered hazardous and are controlled by the DOT.

When choosing training for your employees, you want a course that actually applies to your operation and which will not put you or your staff to sleep. This course will cover the “function-specific” section of the regulation while relating everything back to your industry. This course will also fulfill your tri-annual DOT Hazmat refresher training requirement.

After completing this four-hour course, each trainee will receive a DOT Hazmat certificate documenting compliance with the DOT Hazmat training requirement. Learn more about this innovative DOT HM-181 training class below.

An Online Course to Satisfy DOT Hazmat Training Requirements

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The US DOT has established a series of regulations governing training programs for what are termed Hazmat Employees. A Hazmat Employee is defined as anyone who is involved with the transportation of hazardous materials. Automobile dealers and suppliers that ship hazardous materials or prepare them for shipping are subject to the DOT’s Hazmat Training Requirements. You can find these requirements in Subpart H of Title 49 Part 172 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).

The federal government requires that all Hazmat employees receive some basic training that covers hazardous materials awareness, safety, security and other topics related to specific job function. The DOT training program is sometimes referred to as HM-181 or HM-126 training.

Unlike some HM-181 training programs, our online course focuses specifically on topics relevant to the automobile industry. This allows you to satisfy DOT Hazmat training requirements while delving into topics that directly affect your everyday work. The training course is ideal for large teams of employees as well as individuals.

Why Is DOT HM-181 Employee Training Important?

Federal law requires that all Hazmat employees receive the training they need to perform their work safely and promote the safe transportation of dangerous materials. This training requirement helps protect workers, the public and the environment, since improper transportation practices can result in serious harm.

Beyond general safety, getting DOT HM-181 regulations training is essential to a company or organization’s continued success. Violating DOT regulations for transporting hazardous materials can result in civil or criminal penalties and hefty fines. For every training violation, you could receive a $450 penalty. It’s safer and more financially rewarding for everyone to keep DOT hazmat training certifications up-to-date at all times.

Who Needs DOT HM-181 Regulations Training?

All workers involved with the shipping of hazardous materials need DOT HM-181 or HM-126 training. In general, you’ll need to complete DOT HM-181 training for your job if:

  • You offer hazardous materials for transportation
  • You’re involved in the transportation of hazardous materials such as car batteries or airbag initiators
  • You label or mark packages containing hazardous goods for transportation
  • You sign off on DOT documents for hazardous goods transportation

If you select the specific types of packaging for the products you ship, our course #1205 provides the additional packaging training you need to perform those job duties.

What Are the Course Objectives?

The structure and objectives of our DOT HM-181 course for automobile dealers and suppliers are centered on the regulations outlined in 49 CFR, Part 172.704, Subpart H. Each unit is based on one or more of the DOT’s requirements. Upon completion of this program, the participants will have:

  • Met the requirements of 49 CFR, Part 172.704 for certification in hazardous materials handling and transportation
  • Reviewed the requirements of the DOT regulations relative to the transportation of hazardous materials
  • Reviewed the basic safety elements, including recognition and identification of hazardous materials as required by the DOT regulations and the Hazard Communication Standard
  • Reviewed the basic operations required for handling emergencies involving hazardous materials for the DOT Hazmat Employee
  • Demonstrated some basic functions required for a DOT Hazmat Employee, including basic knowledge of the Hazardous Materials Table (49 CFR 172.101), Labels and Placards, and Shipping Papers
  • Reviewed the nine DOT hazard classes and associated them with the appropriate placards for use in transportation
  • Gained an awareness of security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation (HM-232)
  • Learned about methods designed to enhance transportation security
  • Learned how to recognize and respond to possible security threats

Course Requirements

After registering for this course, students will work through lessons, review sections and complete a final exam at their own pace. The course takes approximately four hours to complete, but you’ll have the ability to pause the instruction and come back at any time.

To access this online hazardous materials training, you will need a computer or iPad with internet access and an email account. All course materials are available online, so no text is required.

Course Grading Policy

Passing this course requires completing the multiple choice or true/false final exam with a grade of 75% or better. If you do not receive a grade of at least 75% on your first try, you may retake the final quiz up to three times.

dot hm-181 hazmat booksCourse Schedule and Deadlines

The course is designed to be self-paced. You will have 30 days to complete it and can come and go as you need. After one month, you will need to re-enroll. Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a pdf certificate to prove compliance right away.

Register for Your DOT Hazmat Training Course Today

Automobile dealers and suppliers involved with hazardous materials shipping need DOT HM-181 employee training to operate safely and legally. At Safety Compliance Management, Inc., we offer online courses to make regulatory compliance simpler and more afford.

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