This course is designed specifically for hazmat drivers - that is, any motor carrier driver who is employed by a hazmat employer and directly affects hazmat transportation safety. This course helps drivers transport hazardous materials safely. It helps satisfy the function-specific training requirements and modal-specific training requirements for transport by highway.
Prerequisites: Hazmat: Highway Transportation Driver Training assumes the learner has Hazmat General Awareness, Security Awareness, and Safety knowledge already gained from experience or successful completion of appropriate training. Specifically, the learner must be able to identify the required training all hazmat employees must receive, determine if a material is a hazmat and verify its hazard classification using the Hazardous Materials Regulations, recognize and identify hazmat through the use of shipping papers, markings, labels, and placards, recognize potential hazmat security threats and ways to reduce them, identify suspicious behaviors and describe how to report suspicious activity, describe ways to stay safe while working around hazmat, and discuss where to find emergency response information and how to respond to an emergency.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
Explain what additional licensing and registration requirements are necessary before transporting hazmat
Decide what hazmat documentation is needed and where to store it during transport
Take precautions to keep your cargo safe and secure during transport
Discuss what to do in the event of a hazmat incident or accident during transportation