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Hazmat Training for Shipping Hazardous Materials

Online Hazmat Training

Preparation is the difference between an emergency response and a GREAT emergency response.

You hear it all the time, preparation is key. Being prepared is especially important for hazmat companies. Making sure you have the correct safety precautions in place, safe transportation and labeling, and that chemicals are handled properly. That’s lots of time spent preparing for potential situations when you could be making big moves for your business. Your employees are on the front line of any chemical spill or hazmat emergency. Are they prepared to handle these stressful and dangerous situations?

You can make sure that they are prepared with proper hazmat training. You’ll want to learn as much as you can from the experts. So rather than putting more on your plate, let CHEMTREC handle it. Our online hazmat courses teach proper hazmat training to your employees, no matter their skill level. For us, preparation is the difference between emergency response and GREAT emergency response.

In the heat of the moment when an accident occurs, training and expertise have the chance to shine. First responders and employees will have the skills needed to handle a potentially dangerous situation with a calm, collected demeanor after our extensive training. Consider it another layer of protection for your company and employees.

When a job is done properly, there is a smaller chance that an accident will occur. Count on us to get your team ready for anything with our expert training. CHEMTREC is proud to offer online training with the most updated information on proper hazardous materials handling and shipping. With our new online hazmat training courses, you no longer have to worry about coordinating a full training day. Online training is there when you need it and is more flexible for your employee’s’ needs. Start, stop and resume at any time and from any place.


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Why Train with CHEMTREC?

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


You can’t afford to not be prepared to handle a hazmat incident. Your team will thank you for preparing them and giving them the tools they need to handle a hazmat emergency. Sign up today.


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Course Details

CHEMTREC offers online hazmat training in the following courses:

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.

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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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