Quick Quiz: Who's a "Hazmat Employee"?
Late last year, US DOT PHMSA published a letter of interpretation (LOI) in response to a stakeholder’s request for clarification about the definition of a “hazmat employee” in 49 CFR 171.8.
To comply with the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), shippers absolutely must know which of their employees are "hazmat employees"—who must be trained and re-trained at least every three years. In the interpretation letter, PHMSA addresses four specific shipping-related job tasks and explains whether the HMR covers employees who perform those tasks.
Try the quiz to spot the hazmat employees, or read PHMSA’s take here.
Video: Who Needs DOT Hazmat Training?
Check out the video below for details about US DOT's hazmat employee training requirements found in 49 CFR 172.704.
Be confident that every "hazmat employee" at your facility has the required training to ensure that every step of the hazmat transportation process is done safely and in full compliance with 49 CFR.
The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) require training for all hazmat employees within 90 days of hire date or job assignment. Employees must work under supervision until training is complete. Recurrent training is required at least once every three years [49 CFR 172.704(c)].
Hazmat Training Made Easy
Lion Technology makes it easy to get required hazmat training in a format that fits your schedule and your learning style. Browse in-person workshops, instructor-led webinars, and self-paced online courses for hazmat employees at any experience level at Lion.com/Hazmat.
Lion is easily and consistently the best option for compliance training. I've learned new information from every instructor I've had.
Lion's course was superior to others I have taken in the past. Very clear in the presentation and the examples helped to explain the content presented.
Hazardous Waste Professional
Convenient; I can train when I want, where I want.
Hazmat Shipping Professional
This was the 1st instructor that has made the topic actually enjoyable and easy to follow and understand. Far better than the "other" training providers our company has attended!
Process & Resource Administrator
The online course was well thought out and organized, with good interaction between the student and the course.
Material Release Agent
The instructor took a rather drab set of topics and brought them to life with realistic real-life examples.
The exercises in the DOT hazardous materials management course are especially helpful in evaluating your understanding of course information.
Principal Industrial Hygienist
Course instructor was better prepared and presented better than other trainers. Course manual and references were easier to use as well.
Hazardous Waste Professional
Much better than my previous class with another company. The Lion instructor made sense, kept me awake and made me laugh!
Enterprise Safety Manager
Very well structured, comprehensive, and comparable to live training seminars I've participated in previously. I will recommend the online course to other colleagues with training requirement needs.
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