Who Needs Hazmat Training?

In the US, all hazmat shipments that leave your facility must comply with the US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR). Training is mandatory for managers and employees who prepare hazmat for transport. The DOT hazmat rules are stringent. Penalties for non-compliance are as high as $78,376 per day, per violation. For hazmat training violations, the minimum fine is $471 per day, per violation. See below for guidance on DOT's training mandate or watch the Hazmat Training Video.

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What companies must follow the Department of Transportation (DOT) training rules?
Who must be trained?
What training is required?
How often must training be updated or repeated?
Do I need training if I only ship a very small amount of hazardous materials?
How does DOT training relate to training required by EPA or OSHA?
If I am trained by Lion, will I be "certified"?
If I am trained by Lion, can I train others?
What training does Lion provide?
Should I take an online course or attend a public workshop?
Do I have to have hazardous materials training just to sign a manifest?
Is my certificate from Lion the only training record I need?
What is a “hazardous material?”
Can I be penalized if I do not receive required hazmat training?
Do I need separate training if I ship by air or vessel?
How long do I have to keep my DOT training records?
Will training with Lion help me maintain my professional certifications?

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