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DOT Hazmat: Segregation ‑ Rail

$59.95 ITEM #0802-2075

Our DOT Hazmat: Segregation - Rail training course provides students with training on the Department of Transportation’s segregation requirements for the shipment of hazardous materials by railway.

This course has been approved for 2 Contact Hours (0.2 CEUs) of REHS Continuing Education Credits (Public Health Accreditation #044).

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Students who should take this course are those involved in the shipment of hazardous materials by railway. This can include, but is not limited to, workers who package materials for shipment, and load and unload hazardous materials for shipment.

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


This training is brought to you by a team of Certified Outreach Trainers and is based upon Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) segregation regulations found in 49 CFR Part 174.81.

IACET Continuing Education Credits

Authorized IACET Provider

Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 2 Contact Hours (0.2 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.

Safety Unlimited, Inc. (Provider #5660170-2) is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). Safety Unlimited, Inc. complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is accredited to issue the IACET CEU. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Safety Unlimited, Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

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About This Course

This fully narrated course is built for success with interactions, exercises, and quiz questions along the way. Students must answer each quiz question and complete each interaction in order to proceed. Questions and interactions are intended to help prepare students for the final exam.

Course Exams

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. If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Course Objectives

The objectives of this DOT Hazmat: Segregation - Rail course are to address the segregation requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by rail found in 49 CFR Part 174.81 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Locate segregation regulations within the Code of Federal Regulations for Rail;
  • Interpret the contents of segregation tables and apply them to materials shipped via rail;
  • Segregate incompatible hazardous materials using the appropriate segregation tables; and
  • Segregate rail cars transporting a single category of hazardous materials from other rail cars transporting incompatible materials.
Training Requirements

Hazmat training must include:

  • General awareness/familiarization;
  • Function-specific;
  • Safety;
  • Security awareness;
  • In-depth security training, if a security plan is required; and
  • Driver training (for each hazmat employee who will operate a motor vehicle).

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

A rail carrier to whom the HMR applies may not transport a hazardous material by rail unless each of its hazmat employees involved in that transportation has been trained and tested as required.

Initial training is required within 90 days for new employees or employees who assume new hazmat related responsibilities. Until they are trained, these employees may perform a hazardous materials employee function only under direct supervision.

Additional Training

This DOT Hazmat: Segregation - Rail course provides training in the requirements for any personnel involved in the transportation of hazardous materials by rail.

Additional training may be warranted depending on the role of the worker and their level of involvement, which may include emergency response training, additional DOT hazardous materials training, or training in the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) used as part of the job.

Additional training in the use of any personal protective equipment (PPE) or clothing used as part of emergency response is also required and should be provided by your employer.

Workers must receive additional training, when required by Federal, State, or local regulations, on the specific hazards of their job. Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company’s training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training supplied by their 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.


Per the U.S. Department of Transportation

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

  • Transport hazardous materials (hazmat) in commerce;
  • Cause hazmat to be transported or shipped in commerce; or
  • Represent, mark, certify, sell, offer, recondition, test, repair, or modify packagings as qualified for use in the transportation of hazmat.

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.


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:

  • Loads, unloads, or handles hazmat;
  • Tests, reconditions, repairs, modifies, marks, or otherwise represents packagings as qualified for use in the transportation of hazmat;
  • Prepares hazmat for transportation;
  • Is responsible for safety of transporting hazmat; or
  • Operates a vehicle used to transport hazmat.