Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazmat per 49 CFR
This DOT Hazmat: Function Specific - Placarding course should be taken by any Hazmat Employee involved in the transportation of hazardous materials that may be required to identify, administer, replace, or in any way be involved in the use of hazardous materials placarding. This includes, but is not limited to, Hazmat Employers involved in the carrying, shipment, or manufacture of hazardous materials.
Placards, like labels and markings, are used to identify hazardous materials contained in the packaging being shipped. Placards are square-on-point and identify hazards by placard color, hazard class or division, hazard name or identification number, and an icon specific to the hazard type.
Selecting appropriate placards for a hazardous material is an extremely important step in preparing a hazardous material for shipment. Appropriate placarding will assist emergency responders in their attempt to quickly identify hazardous materials in the event of a release or spill.
This course will help you properly determine the appropriate placarding for a hazardous materials shipments.
This course is taken entirely online from any computer that has high speed internet and meets our System Requirements. No classroom to attend; no travel required.
There's no need to take the training in a single sitting. Start and stop as often as you want. Our system will track your progress, allowing you to resume your training where you left when you log in.
Have questions about the course? Contact an instructor by email or through our Instructor Hotline. You can expect to receive a response within an hour during business hours and are guaranteed a response within 24 hours.
Take up to six months to complete your DOT Hazmat: Function Specific - Placarding training.
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The objectives of this DOT Hazmat: Function Specific - Placarding course address the Federal Department of Transportation training requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i).
Function-specific Training. (i) Each hazmat employee must be provided function-specific training concerning the requirements of this subchapter, or exemptions or special permits issued under subchapter A of this chapter, that are specifically applicable to the functions the employee performs.
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.
This course has a final exam based upon the content covered in the course. The exam consists of 10 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.
This DOT training is brought to you by a team of Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i). Upon completion of this course you will have immediate access to a Safety Unlimited course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.
Download, save, or print a certificate immediately after completing the course.
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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).
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.
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.
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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 versions of training are new, but we’ve identified some Pros and Cons during our extensive testing and listed them below.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A person who is employed by a hazardous materials employer and directly affects hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation safety.
An owner-operator of a motor vehicle which transports hazmat, and a person (including a self-employed person) who:
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:
* Additional function-specific training may be required to prepare you for the duties associated with your job.
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 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.
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.