Selecting appropriate packaging for a hazardous material is perhaps the most important step in preventing a hazardous materials release. Appropriate packaging will prevent a package from being dissolved, a vapor from escaping, or other mechanisms of hazmat release.
This course will help you properly determine the appropriate packaging for a hazardous materials shipment, as well as exemptions to these packaging requirements.
This course expands on the knowledge of packaging you received as part of your Basic General Awareness training and is included as part of Advanced General Awareness training.
REHS Continuing Education Credits
Per the California Department of Public Health, Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized to offer 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE) for this program.
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).
IACET Continuing Education Credits
Safety Unlimited, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 1 Contact Hour (0.1 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.
About This Course
Following the completion of all training content and achievement of passing scores on all exams, students will need to complete a brief evaluation and confirm his/her identity. After doing so, the student will have access to the course completion certificate.
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.
The objectives of This DOT Hazmat: Function Specific - Packaging course address the Federal Department of Transportation training requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i).
Per 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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Distinguish between a "package" and "packaging" according to the HMR;
- Identify the shipper's package and packaging responsibilities, and any exceptions to these requirements;
- Describe special types of packaging, including generic and specific packaging requirements and exceptions;
- Understand the packaging requirements and exceptions related to limited quantities, agriculture products, materials of trade, and lab packs; and
- Identify packaging for damaged or leaking hazardous materials packages.
A complete DOT Hazardous Materials training curriculum must include:
- Safety awareness training (Coming Soon);
- (if applicable); or
- (if applicable).
Each must train, test and certify each 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. Until they are trained, these employees may perform a hazardous materials employee function only under direct supervision.
DOT requires that hazmat employees be retrained and tested at least once every three years. However, the FAA, under 14 CFR, requires training for air carrier employees every two 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.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure their employees are trained adequately to do their job.