49 CFR DOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging Course #1205 (5 Hour)

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DURATION:Approximately 5 hours
CONTINUING EDUCATION:0.5 CEUs, 5 contact hours
REGULATIONS SATISFIED:49 CFR, Part 172.704 (Subpart H)
RENEW AGAIN:Every 3 years
TYPE OF TRAINING & CERTIFICATE:This course is an interactive power point with audio and video. Students can come and go from the course as they need and will have 30 days to complete it. As soon as they complete this course they will receive a hazmat certification right away and can begin shipping.

Code: 1205
Price: US $149.00 – c
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dot hazmat employee with packaging courseThe Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) require hazmat employees to undergo training before performing tasks related to hazardous materials. You must have training that details general awareness, safety, security and is function specific. Additionally, you will need to take refresher courses once every three years.

Having in-depth knowledge of your duties and safety measures in emergencies will help keep you and others safe in the workplace. Your training should relate to your job function and provide valuable insight into correctly performing your daily tasks.

DOT Hazmat Transportation Courses for Hazardous Material Packaging Employees

It’s no secret that most traditional DOT Hazmat shipping courses cover a broad range of information that may feel like it does not apply to you but the DOT Hazmat regulations requires that the training you go through must cover the requirements outlined in 49 CFR 172.704 (subpart H). This DOT Hazmat training meets those requirements and is presented in an easy to understand manner that will help you apply these regulations at work. This course is required for any one who ships or receives hazardous materials and who may be involved in labeling, marking, or signing off on DOT regulated paperwork.

The in-depth coverage of the requirements for selecting the proper packaging that satisfies DOT Hazmat Shipping regulations makes this course unique and separates it from other standard DOT Hazmat courses. You might be in one of those types of operations where more discussion on appropriate package selection and the actual packaging requirements is important to your job.

“The content of the course reflected what I need to know, not just to satisfy DOT requirements, but also what I need to work effectively as a shipper/transporter of different classes of hazardous materials.” – Salem, OH

This course also will fulfill your tri-annual DOT refresher requirement. Upon completion, you will receive 0.5 CEUs and a certificate documenting compliance with the DOT requirement.

What to Expect in DOT 49 CFR Training

Before enrolling in our online course, you should review the course specifications. Below, we’ve detailed information regarding your online course and described the course topics and objectives, material requirements, the deadlines and course schedule.

Course Objectives

The structure and objectives of this online DOT Hazmat with Packaging course are centered on the requirements outlined in the 49 CFR DOT Hazmat regulation. This course will provide students with information on how to properly select packaging, labels, marking, placards and will give them the awareness of methods designed to enhance transportation security, security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation (HM-232) and response actions to possible security threats.

Those who complete the course will be able to identify the specific type of packaging group for a particular type of shipment and select the proper packaging name. Additionally, students will have demonstrated how to use DOT hazardous materials table (49 CFR 172.101) to look up their hazardous materials and will be able to identify the specific types of packages that can be used with each packaging group and have knowledge of basic functions required for a DOT Hazmat Employee.

Each unit is based on one or more of the following requirements. Upon completion of this program, the participants will have completed the following:

  1. Met the requirements of 49 CFR, Part 172.704 for certification in hazardous materials handling and transportation.
  2. Reviewed the requirements of the DOT regulations relative to the transportation of hazardous materials.
  3. Assessed the basic safety elements, including recognition and identification of hazardous materials as required by the DOT regulations and the Hazard Communication Standard.
  4. Evaluated the basic operations required for handling emergencies involving hazardous materials for the DOT Hazmat Employee.
  5. Reviewed the nine DOT hazard classes and associated them with the appropriate placards for use in transportation.
  6. Assessed the specific requirements for shipping hazardous materials, including the need to consult with the manufacturer of the package type used.
  7. Evaluated what exceptions negate the need for these packaging requirements

“Being the Corp. Safety Manager, I wanted to see if this class would meet the needs of my employees at all of our facilities and it surpassed my expectations. It was engaging, thorough and the remote instructors were very helpful.” – Des Plaines, IL

Course Requirements

Students will have to complete review sections along the way and a final exam at the end of the course. You will need a computer or iPad with Internet access and an email account. No text is required; all course materials are available online. The course will take approximately 5 hours to complete but you can come and go as you need.

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To successfully complete this course, you must score a 75% or more on the final exam. You will have three opportunities to retake this test if you do not pass on your first attempt. After your third attempt, you will need to re-enroll in the course.

Course Schedule and Deadlines

You will access this course online and be able to retrieve and view information for 30 days. You can choose to complete the course in one sitting, or take as many breaks as you would like. After 30 days, you will have to re-enroll in the course to complete it. When you complete the course, we will send you a PDF certificate immediately.

Who Needs IMDG Dangerous Goods Training?

Those who handle hazardous materials in the transportation or packaging industries need to have dangerous goods training. If you’re unsure about whether or not you need IMDG dangerous goods training, you can ask yourself the following questions.

Do You Ship Hazmat Domestically?

Do you ship by air or vessel? The U.S. Department of Transportation assumed responsibility for enforcing the Hazardous Material Regulations when Congress passed the Hazardous Material Transportation Act. Any material falls under the domain of the Hazardous Material Regulations, and thus the DOT, when it meets all four of the following criteria:

  • The Secretary of Transportation has declared the material hazardous.
  • The material is transported through, from or to the U.S.
  • The material is in commerce.
  • A regulated mode or modes of transportation are employed to transport the material.

If you ship hazmat within the borders of the United States, you’ll need to earn your DOT certification by completing DOT hazardous material packaging training. How hazmat is packaged and the containers used to transport the materials are important factors when it comes to getting dangerous goods to their final destination safely. This makes training a requirement to ship hazardous materials anywhere in the U.S.

Do You Transport Hazmat?

People who physically transport hazmat must receive the required training. Similarly, individuals who prepare hazmat for transport also need the appropriate training. If you package hazardous materials, you will need to earn an initial United States Department of Transportation hazmat packaging certification, and you’ll need to undergo further training every three years.

As an employer, it is your responsibility to ensure your employees have the necessary training. If you want to break into an industry where you will package hazmat for transport, you can make yourself more readily employable by proactively completing a DOT hazmat packaging certification course with Hazmat School.

Do You Package Hazardous Materials for Shipment?

It’s impossible to overstate the importance of DOT hazmat shipping courses for hazardous material packaging employees. When your employees have completed the necessary training and earned their certification, your business may be protected from costly fines and litigation if an incident occurs during transport or when hazardous materials are received at their destination. This type of training also has the potential to save lives and prevent injuries.

Do You Select the Boxes, Drums, Cylinders or Other Packaging for Your Products?

Choosing the right packing for hazardous materials is a big responsibility. While some employers take this responsibility for granted, you shouldn’t. If your employees use the wrong kind of containers for hazmat, it can have serious consequences and result in bodily injuries, property damage or even death.

To minimize the chances that any of those things could occur, you need to ensure your employees complete a domestic hazmat packaging course online with Hazmat School.

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Industries That Require This Course

Penalties for failing to comply with DOT mandates as they relate to the packaging and transportation of dangerous goods are steep. In fact, companies can be fined $77,000 per day for every individual violation. Failure to have the right kind of training and certifications can lead to costly penalties of more than $460 per day, per violation.

Whether it can save you tens of thousands or hundreds of dollars per day, the affordable DOT hazmat packaging certification courses offered by Hazmat School are certainly worth the price. If your business is in one of the industries listed below, get the training you and your employees need at Hazmat School:

  • Trucking
  • Manufacturing
  • Freight
  • Automotive
  • Beauty Industry
  • Appliances
  • Electronics
  • Medical supplies or waste
  • Refrigeration
  • HVAC supplies

This list is far from complete. Even the packaging of everyday items like batteries requires employers and employees to have the requisite DOT training. Whether you pack and ship tons or a few pounds of hazardous materials every day, you must earn your United States Department of Transportation packaging certification to satisfy current mandates.

Why Choose Hazmat School?

Hazmat school offers high-quality online training courses. Our training courses help ensure your business passes inspections when shipping hazardous materials so you can encourage a productive workplace without the risk of penalties or fines. We offer a high-quality learning experience at affordable prices, with discounted rates for government workers and groups.

All of our courses are entirely self-paced, so each student can work through their materials in whatever area best suits them and when they have the time to do so. With additional remote help from expert instructors, students at Hazmat School have access to beneficial resources 24/7. Our enrollment is instantaneous, so you can begin working through your course materials as soon as possible.

Register for DOT Hazmat Employee Training Today

Hazmat School provides safety training for employees who perform duties that must comply with DOT and OSHA requirements. Our training courses are entirely online, and we give over 20,000 students a year the proper certification they need to promote a safe workplace.

Enroll in our DOT Hazmat Employee with Packaging course today and receive your hazmat shipping certification when it’s convenient for you. We’ll give you everything you need to become certified.

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Who needs to be DOT hazmat trained?

A “hazmat employer” is required to train all “hazmat employees.” A hazmat employee is anyone who directly affects the shipment of a hazardous material. For example, you will need DOT training if you:

  • Determine if a material is a hazardous waste or hazardous substance;
  • Sign a hazmat shipping document or a hazardous waste manifest;
  • Classify materials;
  • Assign packing groups or hazard classes;
  • Select shipping descriptions;
  • Design, select, purchase, or fills packages;
  • Load, unload, move, handle, or work around hazardous materials (e.g., warehouses or loading docks);
  • Determine markings or labels to be applied to a package;
  • Determine if placards are required, provides placards, or affixes placards;
  • Determine what should appear on shipping papers or if you fill out shipping papers;
  • Determine emergency response information to be included with shipping papers;
  • Select carriers or modes of transportation to be used;
  • Determine if a package can be reused, if a package is empty, or if a package needs reconditioning (e.g., tank cars, cargo tanks, and drums);
  • Respond to damaged containers, spills, or leaks and reports incidents; and
  • Operate any vehicle or equipment used to transport hazardous materials.
  • Contractors and supervisors who manage or handle hazmat

FedEx, UPS, DHL, or other carriers will ask to see your DOT Hazmat certification in order to send out the hazmat. You will receive your hazmat certification immediately upon completion of this course. Once you have this certification you may be able to start shipping or transporting right away unless you need an endorsement.

Do I need additional training if I ship by air or sea?

Yes, if you are shipping hazmat by air you will need to go through IATA training as well and if you are shipping hazmat by vessel you will need IMDG training. If you ship by all modes of transportation you can take our Multimodal DOT/IATA/IMDG Shipping Course that covers all 3.

How often do I need to renew my DOT certificate?

You will need to take this DOT Hazmat course every 3 years to renew your certification.

We always send out reminders 60 days before your certificate is set to expire so you don’t let it lapse.

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