Higher Education

Hazmat Awareness Training Manual, 1st Edition

  • Paul Melander
  • ISBN-10: 1401812457  |  ISBN-13: 9781401812454
  • 120 Pages
  • © 2005 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $16.75



This training manual is part of an innovative training program, developed in conjunction with the North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI). It utilizes a seminar format that concentrates on all levels of hazardous materials training. Transportation of hazardous materials by the trucking industry is covered in depth, as well as issues of compliance of carrier companies and individual truck drivers with Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. Coverage meets the needs of carriers to provide HazMat refresher training that is required at least once every three years. Issues of safety and security of trucking fleets, including HazMat handling, are also addressed to help ensure that the carrier’s safety management team fulfills the task of making sure that truck drivers are trained on the transport of hazardous materials.

Features and Benefits

  • developed in a training format approved by NATMI, the only regulating body that certifies Safety Directors/Supervisors, Maintenance Directors/Supervisors, and Certified Driver Trainers
  • provides critical information necessary for carriers to be compliant with DOT regulations, and for truck driving school students to become professional carriers of hazardous materials
  • the manual serves as a take-away reminder of what has been learned in the classroom

Table of Contents

How do I know that I transport Hazardous Materials?
What are Hazardous Materials?
When do the USDOT HM regulations apply?
Do I have to register to transport HM?
Are their special Insurance requirements to transport HM?
How do I use the HM Book?
What unique words will I encounter?
How do I start?
Are there any exceptions?
How do I determine that the package is appropriate?
What is required on a HM Shipping Paper?
Are there special rules for loading the truck or trailer?
How do I properly mark and label the truck or trailer?
Do I have additional driving rules when transporting HM?
What training is required?
How do I complete a HM Security Plan?
Are the rules different if it is an International Shipment?
What do I do when HM is spilled?
What kind of trouble can occur if I fail to follow the rules?