Hazardous Materials: How to Package Small Quantities
All employees involved in the packaging, shipping, transport, and receipt of hazardous materials with basic knowledge of the DOT Hazardous Materials Table, hazard classes, and the general packaging, labeling, marking, and placarding requirements as laid out in the DOT regulations
Some familiarity with the Department of Transportation’s requirements for shipping hazardous substances, including using the Hazardous Materials Table, is recommended.
This activity-based course covers Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for packaging and shipping small quantities of hazardous materials by highway within the United States. Before taking this course, you should have already completed Skillsoft’s DOT hazardous material transportation Modules 1 to 4, or other similar training, and have relevant experience using the DOT Hazardous Materials Tables. This course builds on those concepts as they relate to packaging small quantities for shipment by putting you into situations where you’ll identify materials in the DOT Hazardous Materials Table and determine whether an exception applies and how it affects the packaging, marking, labeling, and preparation of shipping papers for small quantities of different types of hazardous materials in specific situations. This course does not address the requirements for shipping small quantities of hazardous materials by aircraft, rail, or vessel.
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.
Shipping Small Quantities of Hazardous Materials
- identify the ways you can determine whether a material you’re shipping is regulated by the DOT as a hazardous material if it isn’t listed in the Hazardous Materials Table
- package and ship a small quantity of a hazardous material that has no exceptions
- package and ship samples
- package and ship a small quantity of a hazardous material as a consumer commodity