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DOT HAZMAT Specialist (DHS)
- access_time 13:00 hours / 1.30 CEUs
Hazardous materials are defined by the Secretary of Transportation as those materials and substances that are capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property when transported in commerce. There are more than 800,000 hazardous materials shipments every day.
The U.S. Department of Transportation is responsible for developing, issuing and enforcing the Hazardous Materials Regulations which are found in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 171-180. If you are involved in the transportation of hazardous materials and need to know how to apply these regulations or how to teach them to others, this course is for you. Be sure you are in compliance with the regulations.
You will learn about the Hazardous Materials Table, Shipping Papers, Packaging, Marking, Labeling, Placarding, HAZMAT Classification, Emergency Response Information, Training of HAZMAT Employees, Transportation, Incident Reporting, the Emergency Response Guide, and Carrier Requirements for Highway, Air, and Rail. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety. You have up to six months to complete the course.
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to utilize the instructions in the DOT's Emergency Response Guide, read and understand the Hazardous Material Table from the DOT regulations, specify HAZMAT shipping and packaging requirements, specify marking and labeling requirements for HAZMATs and specify carrier requirements for transporting HAZMATs.
Our DOT HAZMAT Specialist certificate covers:
- The Hazardous Materials Table
- Shipping Papers
- Marking and Labeling
- Carrier Requirements
The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive a certificate. You have two opportunities to pass the exam.
A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.