Hazardous materials Training


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This hazardous materials training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to safely work with hazardous materials.



Online Hazardous Materials Training Program

This hazardous materials training will provide you with the knowledge and skills to safely work with hazardous materials. You will learn about the dangers of exposure to hazardous materials, the proper ways to handle and store them, and how to respond in an emergency.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

– Understand what hazardous materials are and why they are dangerous

– Identify common hazardous materials

– Follow safe procedures for handling and storing hazardous materials

– Respond effectively in an emergency situation involving hazardous materials


The transportation of hazardous materials has a wide range of effects, both good and bad. People in every walk of life use dangerous substances to heat their homes, clean things, fill the tank in their cars, get electricity, and perform a variety of other activities on a daily basis. Chemicals are utilized in industry to create raw materials, clean water, erect buildings, fertilize crops, among other things.

The manufacturing, construction, and transportation of hazardous materials are all essential components of the economy. They must be moved from one location to another to support vital operations. However, they pose significant hazards to both people and those transporting them. This is why the Hazardous Materials Safety Administration enforces that anyone who handles hazardous materials during transit must have HAZMAT Certification – to protect the environment, employees, and customers.

Who Needs HAZMAT Certification?

The Department of Transportation requires that anyone who handles, packages, stores, transports, loads, unloads, and responds to emergencies while transporting goods be trained in HAZMAT. Employees must be able to identify and respond to situations that jeopardize the safety of others as well as their own.

Unfortunately, human error is a factor in most HAZMAT transportation mistakes. Employees are required to participate in hazardous material shipment training as part of their duty of care.

Hazardous Materials Regulations Requirements

The transportation of hazardous materials by air, highway, rail, and sea must comply with the Hazardous Material Regulations. The individual transporting them must keep track of the dangers using reliable documentation such as labelling, marking, and placarding for the goods.

Furthermore, employees must be informed on what to do in the event of a hazardous-material emergency as part of Hazardous Materials Regulation’s emergency response training requirement.

HAZMAT Training

Employees must participate in general awareness or familiarity training provided by a verified HAZMAT consultant in order to obtain a HAZMAT certification.

Participants will have a basic understanding of the following fundamentals:

  • The Identification of Hazardous Materials
  • The Hazard Classification System
  • The Placarding System
  • Emergency Response Procedures
  • Related DOT Regulations
  • Properties of Hazardous Materials
  • Types of Packagings
  • Shipping Papers
  • Incompatible Materials
  • Hazardous Communications

To comply with the Hazardous Materials Regulations, every three years, employees must participate in recurrent training. This ensures that they are up-to-date on any changes to the regulations as well as refreshes their skills. The length of recurrent training will depend on which category the employee falls into: air, highway, rail, or sea.

There are four different types of HAZMAT training: general awareness, function-specific, safety, and security. Depending on the type of job, an employee will need different levels of HAZMAT training.

General Awareness Training

General awareness training is for employees who have a general understanding of the transportation of hazardous materials. They should be able to recognize that a material is hazardous and know the basic placarding system.

Function-Specific Training

Function-specific training is for employees who work with hazardous materials on a daily basis. They should know how to properly package, label, and store dangerous goods. Safety Training

Safety training is for employees who are responsible for the safety of others while transporting hazardous materials. They should know how to respond in the event of an accident or spill.

Security Training

Security training is for employees who are responsible for the security of hazardous materials while they are being transported. They should know how to properly screen and search people and packages.

In addition to general awareness training, employees must have safety training, security awareness training, as well as in-depth security training and some may require more function-specific training courses. However, for training and certification, HAZMAT training courses are available online and you can receive a printable certificate and a wallet card on our website, Compliance Training Online. Access your affordable, high quality, and easy to use training today!