DOT: Security for Shipment of Hazardous Materials
All employees involved in the packaging, shipping, transport, and receipt of hazardous materials
Please contact us for information about prerequisites.
According to the US Department of Transportation (DOT), over 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials are transported in the United States every day. The materials shipped include those of chemical, petroleum, radioactive, explosive, and poisonous natures. Of the 800,000 shipments, almost 769,000 are transported by truck on the nation’s roads, with the rest divided among rail, pipeline, water, and air. These hazardous materials or “hazmats” are classified by the DOT according to the type of hazard they present and must be transported under the proper regulations set out by the DOT. This course examines the DOT’s security requirements relative to the shipment and transportation of hazardous materials. In addition, it explains the hazard classes and provides examples of the placards used when transporting hazardous materials. The course also outlines the basic elements of a security plan, defines the employers who require a plan, and explains the training required for employees of companies with plans in place.