Did you know that more than 800,000 hazmat shipments occur in the United States every day? This adds up to 4 billion tons of hazardous materials transported by highway, rail, air and vessel every year in the United States alone. That’s a staggering figure! To transport these hazmat shipments through our communities safely, we depend on the knowledge and competencies of everyone involved in the shipping process from start to finish.
Filling out shipping papers, marking and labeling, placarding and packaging hazardous material shipments is a complicated matter that starts with the shipper of origin. The Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations require initial and recurrent training of any employee whose responsibilities directly affect hazardous materials transportation safety. There are no exceptions for small companies or self-employed individuals. Even if you ship a small quantity of hazardous materials one time, training is required.
ETC is a reliable resource for 49 CFR DOT and IATA training through open enrollment classes in Tucson and Phoenix. We are also available for custom site-specific training.
“Very educational. 10 out of 10 on instructor choice. She was insanely knowledgeable on next to every topic covered.”
– Chemist in DOT/ HazMat Transportation Certification Class
“Very enjoyable, well-timed and accurate.”
– Regional Compliance Officer in Division 6.2 Shipping class
“This course was easy to understand in three days. I was able to comprehend the lessons being taught. Great Instructor!”
– Traffic Administrator in DOT / HazMat Transportation Class
HazMat Transportation Training
DOT – Department of Transportation
Who Needs DOT / HazMat Training?
The Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180) require initial and recurrent training of any employee whose responsibilities directly affect hazardous materials transportation safety. HazMat employers are required to train each HazMat employee that in any way performs functions that are regulated by the DOT HMR. There are no exceptions for small companies or self-employed individuals. Even if you ship a small quantity of hazardous materials one time, training is required.
- DOT/HazMat Transportation Awareness – 49 CFR Part 172Subpart H
- DOT/HazMat Transportation Certification – 49 CFR 172 Subpart H
- DOT/HazMat Transportation Refresher – 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H – required every three years
IATA – International Air Transport Association
Who Needs IATA Training?
IATA (International Air Transport Association) requires training for any HazMat employee who needs to understand how to read and interpret IATA Air Regulations.
- IATA Initial
- IATA Refresher – required every two years
Specialty & Custom On-site Training
- Division 6.2 Biologicals
IMDG – International Maritime Dangerous Goods
- Available through Custom Training
- Refresher training required every three years
HazMat Transportation Consulting
3rd Party DOT Compliance Audits & Required DOT Supervisor Training
A 3rd Party Audit allows a safety professional to review your DQ files to verify that you’re complying with all DOT regulations. Wouldn’t you rather have a professional you can trust identify areas in need of improvement instead of a government agency?
Drug & Alcohol Reasonable Suspicion for Supervisors training is required under 49 CFR 382.603 for anyone who supervises vehicle operators who require a commercial driver’s license.
Meet our Experts
David C. White has over 32 years’ experience as a safety professional. David is well-versed in Hazardous Materials Response and Training. As a hazardous materials specialist, he managed a State Response Team for all hazardous materials involving highway, rail and clandestine laboratory operations. He also served as an FMCSA Instructor for all DOT HazMat courses, as well as a Train-the-Trainer for the FMCSA National Training Center
Janet Gallup, CSP is a safety professional with 27 years of experience in loss prevention, loss control, hazard analysis, fleet safety and hazardous materials. In addition to providing safety consultation services, she supports training in the areas of HAZWOPER, DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation and IATA.