Hazmat Training

Hazmat: Shipping Papers - Online Course

Use this online training course to help satisfy the hazmat function-specific training requirements (49 CFR 172.704 (a) (2)) regarding shipping papers. Before taking the course, employees must have hazmat general awareness, security awareness, and safety knowledge from training or experience.


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Hazardous materials (hazmat) are substances or materials that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has determined are capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, and property when transported in commerce.

Hazmat employees are likely aware of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), which are a set of rules established by The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to ensure hazmat is packaged and handled safely during transport.

Shipping papers are documents used to identify hazmat being offered for transportation, and whose contents are regulated by the HMR. If an accident or incident does occur, the shipping papers provide emergency responders with much of the information they need to quickly and appropriately respond, which is why knowing how to fill out and read shipping papers properly is so important.

This course is designed to help satisfy the hazmat function-specific training requirements (49 CFR 172.704) regarding shipping papers.

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 student. 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 student.

Prerequisites

Hazmat: Shipping Papers 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 TrainingHazmat: Safety Training, and Hazmat: Security Awareness Training courses.

After completing the Hazmat: Shipping Papers course, learners will be able to:

  • Explain the importance of shipping papers and demonstrate when and how to fill them out
  • Identify shipping paper retention requirements

Hazmat: Shipping Papers covers the following topics:

Shipping Papers

  • Intro to Shipping Papers
  • The Typical Form
  • Shipping Paper Retention

Regulations Covered: 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2), 177.817

Course Length: 20 minutes

 

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