DOT Hazmat: Security Awareness

Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazmat per 49 CFR

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Overview

This DOT Security Awareness course should be taken by any worker involved in the transportation of hazardous materials. This includes hazardous materials carriers, shippers, and manufacturers.

In the aftermath of September 11, other terrorist attacks, and still more attempted attacks on US soil, the Department of Transportation (DOT) made Security Awareness part of General Awareness training, and therefore required training, for all workers involved in the shipment of hazardous materials. A Security Awareness Module is included in our current DOT Hazmat Basic General Awareness Training (4 Hour) and DOT Hazmat Advanced General Awareness Training (10 Hour) courses.

It is incumbent upon those involved in the shipment of hazardous materials to protect these shipments and be aware of any threats in order to protect cargo, your national infrastructure, and your fellow citizens.

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Course Objectives

The objectives of this DOT Hazmat: Security Awareness course address the Federal Department of Transportation training requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(4).

Per 49 CFR 172.704(a)(4)

Security Awareness Training. No later than the date of the first scheduled recurrent training after March 25, 2003, and in no case later than March 24, 2006, each hazmat employee must receive training that provides an awareness of security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and methods designed to enhance transportation security. This training must also include a component covering how to recognize and respond to possible security threats. After March 25, 2003, new hazmat employees must receive the security awareness training required by this paragraph within 90 days after employment.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the security threats and targets associated with transporting hazardous materials;
  • Explain methods of enhancing hazardous materials transportation security, especially while en route;
  • Describe the tools that will help prevent security breaches; and
  • Understand the requirements for an in-depth security plan.

Course Outline

This fully narrated course is built for success, and includes interactions, exercises, and quiz questions intended to help prepare students for the module exams. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed.

Course Exams

This course has a final exam based upon the content covered in the course. The exam consists of 20 questions randomly selected from a larger pool of questions. A score of 70% or better is required to pass the exam. Students who do not pass the exam the first time may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Accreditation

This DOT training is brought to you by a team of Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(4). Upon completion of this course you will have immediate access to a Safety Unlimited course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.

Continuing Education Credits

Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit (Public Health Accreditation #044).

Training Requirements

A complete DOT Hazardous Materials training curriculum must include:

Each Hazmat Employer must train, test and certify each Hazmat Employee within 90 days of employment. Recurrent training is required at least once every 3 years.

Initial training is required within 90 days for new employees or employees who assume new hazmat-related responsibilities. Untrained employees may perform hazardous materials employee functions, but only under direct supervision.

The Department of Transportation requires all hazmat employees to be retrained and tested at least once every 3 years. However, the FAA, under 14 CFR, requires retraining for air carrier employees every 2 years.

Both the DOT and FAA require employers to maintain training records.

Additional Training

Depending on your specific occupation your employer may also require you to take OSHA, EPA, or other hazardous materials response training.

In addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training provided by his or her employer. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company-specific training should be well documented.

If you are required to use any equipment for safety or other purposes as part of your job, additional training may be required.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure their employees are trained adequately to do their job.

Volume Pricing

To learn more about our volume discounts for this training, visit our Volume Pricing page. We also offer an easy way to Enroll Multiple Students.

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Frequently Asked Questions About This Course

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Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training. This course will take around 1 hour to complete.

Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. If you need to leave the computer for an extended amount of time you can click the Save Progress and Return to Course Outline link provided in the upper-right corner of the course to save your progress in the course.

Yes, you can take this course by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer needs to meet our Basic System Requirements for viewing our online courses.

Yes, once you have completed the course you will be able to download, save, or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.

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Yes, in addition to the pdf certificate, this course also comes with a PVC wallet ID card with optional photo. ID cards are mailed from our Main Office in Southern California via U.S. Postal Service to anywhere in the United States. Addresses outside the U.S. may incur additional postage fees. Wallet ID cards are created and mailed either the same or next business day, depending on what time the course is completed. Please allow for appropriate mail time, as this may vary by location.

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With so many people using mobile devices (e.g. tablets and smart phones) to check emails, do business, connect to social media, and even enjoy movies, Safety Unlimited, Inc. knows it's time to make some changes.

We're excited to announce a selection of courses is now available in HTML 5, making them more compatible with the browser on your mobile device. Many of our existing courses are presented using Adobe Flash Player and require additional software that may not be available on your mobile device. By comparison, our mobile-ready courses require only the most recent version of your mobile device's web browser, allowing students to take the course anywhere they have an internet connection.

Our Learning Management System tracks your progress, allowing you to switch between your computer and mobile device without retaking any training content. You can stop training in the middle of a section on one device and pick it up at the same spot on another. There is no need to complete an entire section in order to move from one device to another.

We are working on making ALL of our online courses MOBILE DEVICE READY. This gives you, the customer, the choice and flexibility to take our online training on your desktop, laptop, handheld device, wherever you may be. You now have complete control of when and where you would like to take your online training!

Mobile Pros and Cons

Mobile versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.

Pros

  • No computer needed
  • Tablet mobility
  • Tablet screen graphics

Cons

  • Smartphone screens can be too small to see
  • Mobile browsers react differently than computer browsers
  • Phone calls can interrupt training

During our testing we noticed tablets are much better for training than smartphones, due to their larger screen size. … The best way to see how well the training works on your device is to click on the DEMO button on this page.

Growing Pains

Because this is a Beta version of our course, you may encounter some issues as we work out the kinks. If you have difficulties with this course, please contact Customer Support.

Your Mobile Browser

While HTML5 makes taking this course on mobile devices possible, not all mobile browsers are optimized for HTML5, meaning you may not have complete functionality. If you have difficulty taking this course using the browser on your mobile device, you may need to use a different browser.

Test the functionality of your browser using HTML5 and compare it to the performance of other browsers. If you find other browsers are more compatible than your own, you may want to make the switch.

HAZMAT EMPLOYER

Per the U.S. Department of Transportation

A person whose employee(s) perform the following functions:

The term "hazmat employer" also includes any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States, a State, a political subdivision of a State, or an Indian tribe engaged in offering or transporting hazmat in commerce.

HAZMAT EMPLOYEE

Per the U.S. Department of Transportation

A person who is employed by a hazardous materials employer and directly affects hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation safety.

Additional Info / Example

This Includes

An owner-operator of a motor vehicle which transports hazmat, and a person (including a self-employed person) who:

Function-Specific Training

Function-specific training is hazardous materials training required as part of your job, but is not covered by any of the other core DOT courses (e.g., General Awareness, Security Awareness, Safety Awareness, etc.). Our current function-specific course options include the following:

Included in DOT 10 Hour General Awareness Course

Coming Soon

  • Segregation
  • Incident Reporting
  • Loading and Unloading (Non-bulk)
  • Loading and Unloading (Bulk)
  • Handling Radioactive Materials

* Additional function-specific training may be required to prepare you for the duties associated with your job.

Modal-Specific Training

Modal-specific training is hazardous materials transportation training that is specific to the mode of transportation by which a hazmat is conveyed. There are four DOT modal-specific courses, one for each mode of transportation:

In-Depth Security Training

In-depth Security training is required when an employer is required by 49 CFR 172.800(b) to have an In-depth Security plan. This training is site specific and covers actions taken by employees according to the employer's plan. In-depth security training is not currently offered.

Driver Training For Motor Vehicle Operators

Drivers of motor vehicles that transport hazardous materials must have training that involves how to safely transport a hazardous material by highway. This may involve a wide variety of driver safety courses. Driver training is not currently offered.