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Hazardous materials training is required for all “hazmat employees” under the U.S. DOT hazardous materials regulations (49 CFR Part 172, Subpart H). Hazmat training is required within 90 days for new employees; it must be repeated every three years and periodically as rules change.

“Hazmat employees” who must assure compliance with the U.S. DOT hazardous materials regulations, who read and interpret hazmat rules, sign shipping papers/EPA's hazardous waste manifests, prepare and offer materials for transport, or oversee the activities of other hazmat employees.

The training requirements can be found here.

They require training in the following subject areas:
(1) General awareness/familiarization
(2) Function-specific training.
(3) Safety training.
(4) Security awareness training.
(5) In-depth security plan training

"A hazmat employee shall receive the training required by this subpart at least once every three years."

Training records must include:
(1) The hazmat employee's name;
(2) The most recent training completion date of the hazmat employee's training;
(3) A description, copy, or the location of the training materials used to meet the requirements in paragraph (a) of this section;
(4) The name and address of the person providing the training; and
(5) Certification that the hazmat employee has been trained and tested

STS offers on site training in small classroom settings to fit your schedule and will soon have on-line classes available as well. Give us a call today to set up your required Hazmat training.

 

 


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