Hazmat Training: Packaging
Hazmat Training

Hazmat Training: Packaging

Use this training program to help satisfy the hazardous materials function-specific training requirements (49 CFR 172.704 (a)(2)) regarding hazmat packaging. 

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Hazardous materials (hazmat) can be a risk to health, safety, and property when shipped. The Department of Transportation (DOT) decides what items are considered hazmat.

The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) are a set of rules created by The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA).

Packagings can be any container authorized by the regulations to contain hazmat. There are specific requirements for hazmat packagings. The reason is to make sure proper packagings that can stand up to the conditions of transport are selected.

Hazmat Training: Packaging is designed to help satisfy the function-specific training requirements regarding hazmat packaging.

Please note: 49 CFR 172.704(d) of the HMR requires each hazmat employer to create and retain a record certifying the current training of each hazmat employee. It is the responsibility of the hazmat employer to complete additional company-specific training in order to formally certify each learner. Trainers may use the J. J. Keller-issued certificate for compliance with the recordkeeping requirements in Section 172.704(d)(3). The trainer and the trainer's company are considered the "person providing the training" in Section 172.704(d)(4). Because of this, trainers should maintain additional records documenting a description or copy of the additional company-specific training materials provided to each learner.


Hazmat Training: Packaging assumes the learner has Hazmat General Awareness, Security Awareness, and Safety knowledge already gained from experience or successful completion of appropriate training. Specifically, the learner must be able to:

  • Identify the required training all hazmat employees must receive
  • Determine if a material is hazardous
  • Recognize the hazard classes and divisions used to identify hazardous materials
  • Recall what makes a material a hazardous substance, hazardous waste, marine pollutant, or elevated-temperature material.
  • Indicate the importance of the Hazmat Table
  • Communicate a material's hazards through the use of shipping papers, markings, labels, and placards
  • Recognize potential hazmat security threats and ways to reduce them
  • Identify suspicious behaviors and describe how to report suspicious activity
  • List precautions drivers should take to keep hazmat safe while en route to its destination
  • Discuss the emergency response information requirements
  • Describe the types of safety training your employer may provide to keep you safe while working around hazmat

These prerequisites can be fulfilled by using J. J. Keller's Hazmat: General Awareness Training, Hazmat: Safety Training, and Hazmat: Security Awareness Training courses.

After completing this Hazmat Packaging training course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the manufacturer’s markings on a hazmat packaging and describe what each code means
  • Explain how to select appropriate hazmat packaging

J. J. Keller's Hazmat: Packaging training covers the following topics:


  • Intro to Packaging
  • Packaging Codes
  • Manufacturers’ Markings
  • Packaging Selection
  • Exceptions

Regulations Covered: 49 CFR Parts 107-180 and 49 CFR Part 397

Language: Available in English or Spanish

Course Duration: 

  • Online Course Length: 15 minutes
  • Video Program Running Time: 12:32 English/15:58 Spanish


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