Department of Transportation (DOT) Compliance - Training offered by Chemical Distributors, Incorporated

Federal regulations found in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) Part 172.702 require that each employer whose employees work with hazardous materials (as defined in sections 49 CFR 171 and 172) must train each of its hazmat employees. "Hazmat employees" include those who prepare the packages for shipping, prepare, sign or review the paperwork, load trucks, drive the vehicles or unload or receive the hazardous materials.

This training is intended to educate any individual who prepares, handles, stores, transports, creates shipping papers, and/or is exposed in any capacity to hazardous materials of any kind. Individuals are provided with a General Awareness of hazardous materials regulations including an overview of the Hazardous Materials Regulations, identification and emergency preparedness. In addition, this course provides Function Specific and Safety training applicable to the products handled and safety measures in place at the site. This course also satisfies the training requirements of the OSHA Hazardous Communications Standard. Participants are provided with handbook and materials covering in detail all information addressed during the course. Upon completion of the course, participants demonstrate understanding of the subject matter and obtain certification. Both initial training and 3-year refresher training is available.

In March 2003, the Department of Transportation (DOT) issued regulations to enhance the security of hazardous materials transported in commerce. These regulations, known as HM-232, require shippers of certain hazardous materials to develop and adhere to a transportation security plan and train relevant employees regarding the security plan. In March 2010, DOT issued a Final Rule Adjustment, narrowing the scope of hazardous materials subject to HM-232 and modifying certain security plan components and training requirements. The security plan must include a site-specific transportation security risk assessment and appropriate measures to address the assessed risks. Additionally, each security plan must include the following components:

  • Personnel Security - Measures to confirm information provided by job applicants hired for positions that involve access to and handling of the hazardous material(s) covered by the security plan
  • Unauthorized Access - Measures to address the assessed risk that unauthorized persons may gain access to the hazardous material(s) covered by the security plan
  • En Route Security - Measures to address the assessed security risks associated with shipments of the hazardous material(s) covered by the security plan en route from origin to destination, including shipments stored incidental to movement.

The HM-232 regulation applies not only to those who transport the hazardous materials, but also to the facilities that offer the hazardous materials to third party drivers and rail carriers.

The EH&S division of Chemical Distributors, Incorporated started with an internal need for training and compliance and has expanded with the following offering for all of our customers.

Please inquire about a program to match your specific needs.

All training materials will be provided

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About our trainer:

Cindy Shelton is a certified Associate Safety Professional through the Board of Certified Safety Professionals, as well as a Registered Environmental Professional through the National Registry of Environmental Professionals. She is also an authorized trainer for OSHA 10 and 30 hour Training in General Industry. In addition, she holds a Masterís degree from Columbia Southern University in Occupational Safety and Health with a concentration in Environmental Management.