DOT 3: Shipping Papers

All personnel involved in the packaging, preparation, and handling of HAZMAT for highway transportation

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Expected Duration
30 minutes

This course will introduce the requirements of the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Materials Regulations, including the components of the basic description of hazardous material, general information required on the shipping paper, use of the HAZMAT Precedence Table, and general emergency response information. The proper identification, preparation, and transportation of hazardous materials affect everyone’s safety. This training course may be used to meet the requirements for general awareness and familiarization training. Additional function-specific training will be provided by your employer.
Learner objectives are to list the four components of the basic description of hazardous material, describe general information included on a shipping paper, identify methods to distinguish HAZMAT from non-HAZMAT on a shipping paper, and interpret information found on the Precedence Table.
This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology.


DOT 3: Shipping Papers

  • put the four components of the basic description of hazardous material in the sequence in which they should be appear on shipping papers
  • describe the purpose of the HAZMAT Precedence Table
  • recognize how to label HAZMAT in a given scenario
  • recognize factors for listing hazardous and nonhazardous materials on a shipping paper





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