Hazardous Materials Management Education and Training Key Terms
Protect your employees and others by providing adequate hazardous materials management trainingHazardous materials management involves the ability to identify hazardous materials, the risks associated with that particular material, and the knowledge of how to remediate or remove those risks to prevent negative effects on humans or the environment.
Hazardous materials management also involves handling materials properly during transport, ensuring the proper labeling of hazardous materials and that truck transporting the materials is displaying correct placards and most importantly overseeing that individuals adhere to hazardous materials regulations.
49 CFR Training
DOT Hazardous Materials TrainingThe Department of Transportation requires mandatory training every three years for those who handle hazardous materials ranging from those who label containers to those individuals who transport the hazardous materials.
Hazardous Materials Safety TrainingHazardous materials safety training is important for all employees to ensure that employees take quick and appropriate actions should an incident occur. Types of hazardous materials safety training include topics on asbestos, aerosols, corrosives, chemical hazards and compressed gases.
Hazardous Materials Air Shipper CertificationIndividuals who ship hazardous materials by air must obtain Hazardous Materials Air Shipper Certification, which includes instruction on 49 CFR training as well as International Air Transport Association rules, including classification and identification of hazardous materials, labeling and documentation.
Transportation of Agricultural ProductsAgricultural products such as fertilizers, pesticides, gasoline and propane must adhere to hazardous materials transportation regulations. Transporters of such products must receive education on classifying and packaging hazardous materials, completing shipping papers, the use of placarding on the vehicle and providing emergency response personnel information should an incident occur. Agricultural operations may be exempt from some hazardous materials regulations.
Department of Transportation Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration website.
Hazardous Materials Preparedness TrainingHazardous Materials Preparedness Training involves the ability for an individual to provide quick and appropriate response should an incident occur. Preparedness training involves courses in Hazard Materials On-Scene Incident Command and Chemistry for Emergency Response.
Washington State Patrol Office of the State Fire Marshall for information on Hazardous Materials Preparedness Training.
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