In the United States any entity transporting a hazardous material must
comply with the requirements of Title 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). These federal regulations help
assure the safe transportation of hazardous materials. This regulation is used to determine the proper requirements
for shipping hazardous materials in all transportation modes (such as via highway, air, rail and water). The regulations serve
as a reference book that provide specific technical information to help transport hazardous materials safely.
This law requires the training of ALL HAZMAT EMPLOYEES
who engage in the transportation of hazardous materials in the
United States. This DOT training will increase the hazmat employee's safety awareness and be an important element
in reducing hazmat incidents. The training requirments can be found in several section of the law:
If your company engages in any activity that involves the transporting of hazardous
materials, you must train and test your employees, certify them, and develop and retain records
of current training (for the last three years) for each hazmat employee (during their period of employment with you and 90
days after they leave).
These requirements at times can be confusing
and difficult for both the HAZMAT employees and the employer, which is why ESHINE / HAZMATEAM, Inc. has developed
comprehensive training courses for you. Our expert staff can provide the training your company needs,
as well as provide specific Consulting and Audits to help ensure that you are in compliance with DOT, OSHA, EPA and more.