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Q: What training is required by Department of Transportation (DOT) for the handling of hazardous materials?

The DOT requires that you receive training if you:

  • Load, unload or handle hazardous materials.
  • Test, recondition, repair, modify, mark or label containers, drums or packaging as qualified for use in hazardous materials transportation.
  • Prepare hazardous materials for transportation.
  • Are responsible for transporting hazardous materials, or supervise those who do.
  • Operate a vehicle used for transporting hazardous materials.
  • The DOT requires that you receive training in:
  • Hazard communication – regarding hazards of the materials; how to read and understand a Material Safety Data Sheet.
  • Security awareness.
  • Placarding and Labeling.
  • Use of the DOT HAZMAT Tables.
  • Shipping documentation and packaging.
  • Personal protective equipment.
  • Safe work procedures.
  • Emergency procedures.
  • Call us to book DOT training at your site, or sign up for online DOT training at Hazmatschool.com