How to Become a Certified First Responder

Table of Contents What Is a First Responder? First Responder Careers Steps to Becoming a First Responder Get First Responder Certified With Hazmat School Do you work well under [...]

How to Know When You’re in a Hostile Work Environment

Table of Contents What Is a Hostile Work Environment? How Do I Know If I’m in a Hostile Work Environment? Steps to Take If You’re Experiencing a Hostile Work [...]

How to Prevent Heat Illness

Table of Contents What Are the Dangers of Working in the Heat, and When Should You Worry? How Does Heat Illness Occur? What Is Heat-Related Illness? How to Prevent Heat Exhaustion [...]

Back Injury Prevention Tips for the Workplace and Proper Lifting Technique

Table of Contents Safe Lifting Techniques in the Workplace Plan Ahead Position the Weight Place Your Feet Correctly Think About Your Chest Location Use Your Legs Know Your Limits [...]

OSHA Standards for Online Training

Traditionally, all OSHA training has been delivered in-person. With the rise of online learning, OSHA has decided to also offer training, outreach, education and assistance to [...]

How Does the New 2019 China Trade Deal Affect International Shipping?

The October 2019 announcement of a pending trade deal is offering some hope that the escalating trade war between the United States and China will soon end. President Donald Trump [...]

How to Properly Ship Cosmetics

Table of Contents   What Qualifies as Cosmetics? Are Cosmetics Hazardous? Why Are Cosmetics Hazardous? What Are the Rules and Regulations for Shipping Cosmetics? How Do You [...]

New Sexual Harassment Training Requirements in California 

The Me Too Movement and the rash of public cases involving celebrities such as Harvey Weinstein, Matt Lauer, and Charlie Rose are shining an even brighter spotlight on sexual [...]

How to Start a Crime Scene Cleanup Business

Table of Contents   Pros and Cons of Starting a Crime Scene Cleanup Business Create a Crime Scene Cleanup Business Plan What Are the Requirements for Crime Scene Cleanup? [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Working in a Confined Space

Table of Contents   Confined Spaces in the Workplace Types of Confined Spaces Making Confined Spaces Safer Confined Space Regulations Roles for Confined Space Workers Confined [...]

How to Properly Ship Lithium-Ion Batteries

Table of Contents   How Do Lithium Batteries Work? What Are the Hazards of Shipping Lithium Batteries? Why Lithium Batteries Explode How to Properly Pack Lithium Batteries [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Asbestos

Table of Contents   What Is Asbestos? What Are the Hazards of Asbestos? What You Need to Know About Asbestos Exposure How to Prevent Asbestos Exposure How to Spot Asbestos and [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Silica in the Workplace

Table of Contents What Is Silica? What Are the Hazards of Silica? How Can You Prevent Silica Exposure? What Industries Deal With Silica? What Are the Regulations for Workplace [...]

How to Get Employees Engaged With Safety and Build a Safety Culture in the Workplace

Table of Contents The Problem of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Why Employees Take Risks The Importance of a Strong Safety Culture in the Workplace Eight Tips for Building a [...]

What Do the Different Hazardous Signs Mean?

Table of Contents The Importance of Safety Signs Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals Department of Transportation HAZMAT Placards Other Common [...]

Everything You Need to Know to Become a Hazmat Truck Driver

Table of Contents What Hazmat Truck Driver Training Courses Do You Need? How to Get a CDL Driver’s License What Are the Types of Hazmat Endorsements? What Are the Benefits of [...]

New Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements

Sexual harassment and discrimination is a constant presence in America’s workplaces. The recent #MeToo movement has brought even more attention to sexual harassment in the [...]

What Hazmat Training Courses Do I Need?

A surprising number of people don’t fully understand what the OSHA and Cal-OSHA regulation requires and how to apply it to different jobs. Unfortunately, when you don’t [...]

5 Things You Can Expect When You Mismanage Hazardous Waste

It’s not easy managing a hazardous waste program. Not only do you need to manage employees but you also have to make sure every project is up to standard. But what would [...]

How Prepared Are You For A Dangerous Hazmat Incident?

Anything that’s explosive, flammable, combustible, poisonous, or radioactive is considered a hazardous material. Hazardous materials can come in the form of liquids, [...]

5 Consequences of Hazardous Material Mismanagement

Dealing with hazardous materials is, as the name suggests, hazardous. Explosives, gases, and other dangerous substances aren’t easy to handle—it’s a tricky business. When [...]

How to Stay on Top of HazMat Training and Certification

Table of Contents Why do I need a HazMat certification and endorsement? Who needs training? How long does it take to get your HazMat training and certification? Does my HazMat [...]

Precautions To Take At Your Workplace To Avoid An EPA Citation

It’s crucial to handle hazardous waste in a way that’s compliant with guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency to avoid hazmat-related accidents. EPA [...]

Why Do I Need Hazmat Training If I’m Just Making Shipments?

One of the most common questions truck drivers ask is why they need OSHA-mandated hazmat training if they’re only shipping hazardous materials. After all, up to 94% of hazmat [...]

Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions About Hazmat Training Answered

Hazardous material removal workers make a median annual salary of $40,640. But before you can handle these materials as a worker you need to receive required training for shipping [...]

3 Signs Your Workers Are Due For Repeat HAZWOPER Training

Most hazmat workers are required to complete up to 40 hours of training mandated by OSHA, and some hazmat workers are required to have state-specific licenses before they’re [...]

This Holiday Season, Give Yourself The Gift Of OSHA Hazmat Training

Every year, an estimated 11 billion tons of freight is shipped over 250 billion miles across the United States. If your facility is working with and shipping hazardous materials, [...]

What Does The Future Of Driverless Trucks Mean For Truck Drivers?

The U.S. Department of Transportation has recently given the “OK” to companies to begin testing driverless tractor-trailers. For those in the trucking industry, this [...]

How Can I Manage The Challenges I’m Facing As A Safety Leader?

There are many challenges in the safety industry, and working professionals often have to adapt to reduce the risk of injury and stay compliant with regulations. To help keep [...]

5 Benefits Of Becoming A Truck Driver

The trucking industry is a great choice for a career change if you not quite sure where to start. The shortage of truck drivers in the U.S. and the high demand for shipping and [...]

4 Characteristics Of Toxic Materials: Hazardous Waste Explained

Hazardous waste is, by its very namesake, dangerous. Disposing of it isn’t as simple as tossing it in with the trash; the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has strict [...]

Looking To Further Your Career? Consider These 4 Types Of Online Courses

Courses and certifications are a great way to improve your career and expand your job horizons. But it can be difficult to take a class (or many classes) when you’re already [...]

Interviews Exploring Safety Differently

Ron Gantt has recently participated in several interviews talking about Safety Differently (SD) with Jeff Dalto. Here’s a quick summary of those articles (there are currently [...]

Do You Know These 7 Facts About Hazmat Shipments?

You’re required to be certified in operating with and shipping hazardous materials before you come near your hazmat job. But did you know that certain adhesives and perfumes [...]

OSHA Silica Standard Compliance Assistance Resources

OSHA’s silica standards require employers to limit worker exposures to respirable crystalline silica and take steps to protect workers. To help employers meet these [...]

OSHA Provides Employer Guidance In Preparation For Safe & Sound Week

This year, Safe + Sound Week takes place between August 13 and August 19. Safe + Sound Week is a combined effort that OSHA has created to provide safe work practices to industry [...]

A Beginner’s Guide To HAZWOPER: The Importance Of HAZWOPER & It’s Environmental Implications

24-Hour HAZWOPER Online Course 8-Hour HAZWOPER Refresher Online Course 24/40/16-Hour HAZWOPER Classroom Calendar *Note that 40-Hour HAZWOPER training cannot be done completely [...]

Elementary School Hazmat Disaster Highlights the Importance of Good Training

A maintenance worker’s worst nightmare came to pass at a San Jose elementary school swim club on June 14, 2018. At least 35 people were contaminated and treated by emergency [...]

The Ins and Outs of Heat Illness Prevention

If you have a hazmat certification, it’s necessary that you’ve gone through the required OSHA training to perform your job properly. When you’re working outside [...]

DOT Hazmat Drivers Wanted (New York Area)

Mirabito Energy Products is looking for full time qualified CDL A or B driver’s license with Tank and HazMat endorsements. Mirabito Energy Products is a 3rd generation family owned [...]

4 Tips To Improve Employee Productivity In Your Workplace

As a business owner, employee productivity is one of those things you just can’t ignore. This is especially true during the summer months. The hot weather can leave your [...]

Shipping Hazardous Materials? Here’s What You Need To Know

  Millennials make up a large chunk of the American workforce. That’s why the shipping industry is urging millennials to try their hand at truck driving. The shipping [...]

4th of July Safety Tips

The start of summer is the perfect time to gather with family and friends for good food and fun times. This year, celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in a [...]

The Smarter Way To Learn: Why E-Learning Is Effective, Not Overrated

E-learning is a popular way to reduce education costs and improve performance. Compared to traditional classes, students are able to learn at their own pace. And the information is [...]

The Top 4 EPA Violations And How To Avoid Them

Every year, more than 3 million tons of hazardous materials are shipped and 94% of those shipments are done by truck. Whether your organization is big or small, handling hazardous [...]

How Do You Properly Store Flammable And Combustible Liquids?

More than 3 billion tons of hazardous materials are shipped every year. The most transported hazardous materials in the U.S. are flammable liquids, namely gasoline, totaling up to [...]

5 Hazmat Training Courses Every Employee Is Required To Take

There are nine classes of hazardous cargo, according to the Department of Transportation, and training is mandatory to handle any of them. Whether your employees are directly [...]

How Repeat Hazmat Training Can Benefit Your Business

Approximately 94% of daily Hazmat shipments are made by truck. Whether your facility works directly with hazardous waste materials or simply delivers them from Point A to Point B, [...]

What Kind of Hazmat Training Is Required For Employees?

  Hazardous materials training is necessary if your facility is working with hazardous wastes. This is because hazardous materials training ensures that employees and managers [...]

A Brief Overview of the Hazardous Materials Shipping Industry: From Cargo Classifications to DOT Hazmat Certification

The Trucking Industry and Hazardous Material Shipments More than three billion tons of hazardous materials are also shipped every year, and trucks transport a significant portion [...]

The Opportunities With Hazmat Certification

Everywhere in America, goods are being transported, boarded, and offloaded. Many of these are hazmat materials, and there are special requirements for handling hazardous waste. [...]

What Are The Benefits Of Getting My Hazmat Certification Online?

The idea of going back to school may sound like a real pain in the neck. But hazardous materials training is important to help guarantee the 3 billion tons of hazardous materials [...]

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