DOT Hazardous Materials Transportation

The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 100-185), issued by the Department of Transportation's Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) under authority of the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law (49 U.S.C. 5101 et seq.), established requirements governing the commercial transportation of hazmat by Highway, Rail, Vessel, and Air.


Under the HMR, hazardous materials are categorized by analysis and experience and assigned hazard classes and packing groups based upon the risks they present during transport. The HMR specify appropriate packaging and handling requirements for hazardous materials, and require a shipper to communicate the material's hazard through use of shipping papers, package marking and labeling, and vehicle placarding. The HMR also requires shippers to provide emergency response information applicable to the specific hazard or hazards of the material being transported.


The US DOT requires that all "Hazmat Employees" complete training once every three (3) years, and whenever the employee's responsibilities might change. The training must be updated anytime changes are made to the regulations, which affect the way the employee carries out his or her job. Hazmat Training must include general and security awareness, as well as function specific training.


All-Pro Occupational Trainers, Inc. offers both Initial and Refresher (49 CFR 172.704) Training. (Call for pricing)