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CHEMTREC Online Hazmat Training

Anyone who handles hazmat is required is to have up-to-date hazardous materials training.  CHEMTREC can help you meet those requirements with our new online hazmat training courses.

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What You Will Learn

  • Hazardous materials and dangerous goods training for employees who handle hazmat
  • Proper packaging methods to reduce liability and damages
  • How to properly ship hazardous material packages
  • How to reduce shipping costs through U.S. DOT exceptions

Course Features

  • A convenient online platform, allowing you to start, stop and resume at any time
  • A fully interactive environment, with learning checks and a final exam
  • Access to each course for a ninety day period to complete your training
  • Certificate of completion for easy record- keeping after successful completion of each course
  • Administrative accounts available for bulk purchases

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Course Details

49 CFR

If your company ships hazardous materials in the United States, you must comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Code of Federal Regulations 49 CFR. The 49 CFR requires that employees involved in shipping hazardous materials within the United States receive training (49 CFR, Subpart H, Section 172.704). Our 49 CFR course gives you an overview of general awareness of hazardous materials as well how they are classified. You will also learn what type of training is required and the responsibilities of those shipping hazardous materials by ground in the United States. This course will show you how to pack, mark and label items as well as how to prepare shipping papers according to 49 CFR. The course also provides safety and security awareness and emergency response guidance.

General Awareness, Safety and Security

The U.S. Department of Transportation requires the general awareness training specified in 49 CFR Part 172.704 be taken every three years if you handle dangerous goods. This course meets the U.S. DOT requirements and will cover an introduction to hazardous materials and dangerous goods, training requirements and why training is important. It will also cover which agencies set the requirements and the publications which state their requirements. You will learn the transportation chain including shipper and operator responsibilities as well as dangerous goods classifications. The course will also give you an overview of how to mark and label packages correctly and how to correctly document hazmat shipments.

Shipping Lithium Batteries

If you are involved in the shipping of lithium ion batteries in the US, the U.S. Department of Transportation requires the training specified in 49 CFR Part 172, Subpart H. This course will give you an overview of what hazardous materials are and the nine classes of hazardous materials regulations. You will also learn what lithium batteries are and why they are potentially hazardous. This course gives an overview of packaging and package selection (both UN Packaging and non-UN packaging types) as well as marking, labeling and documentation requirements. You will learn safety, emergency response and security awareness and the shipper's responsibilities in the transportation process.

New Training Courses

We will offer additional training courses in Fall 2019. 

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We currently offer 1) 49 CFR Comprehensive 2) General Awareness, Safety and Security and 3) Lithium Battery Shipping courses.
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