This DOT Hazmat: Advanced General Awareness course is an introductory course for all employees involved in the transportation of hazardous materials. This course provides a more in-depth introduction to General Awareness compared to the Basic instruction, and includes some General Awareness topics in greater detail.
All workers employed in an industry that involves the preparation or transportation of hazardous materials must have DOT General Awareness training. This includes not just drivers and manufacturers, but anyone who manufactures, repairs, or reconditions containers used to transport hazardous materials.
This course also includes the DOT mandated Security Awareness training module.
The objectives of this course are to meet the DOT training requirements of 49 CFR 172.704(a)(1) and 172.704(a)(4).
The exam consists of 20 questions randomly selected from a large pool of questions. A 70% score or better is required to pass the exam.
If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.
This course is designed to help workers meet the DOT's requirement for Security Awareness Training. This training is part of a core curriculum of training that includes:
Workers must receive additional training, when required by DOT, OSHA, or EPA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.
Training providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.
The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.
This course consists of 21 sections divided into 9 modules. Students are required to take each section in sequential order as listed below.
||Introduction to DOT Hazmat
|Module 1 Exam
||Explosives and Gases
||Oxidizers, Toxic Materials, and Radioactive Materials
||Corrosives, Misc., and Other Regulated Materials
|Module 2 Exam
||Hazmat Table and Shipping Names
||Hazard Classes, ID Numbers, and Special Provisions
||Packaging, and Appendices A and B
|Module 3 Exam
||Exemptions, Requirements, and Exceptions
||Hazardous Substances, Shipper's Certification, and Emergencies
|Module 4 Exam
||Marking Requirements and Packaging
||Identification Numbers and Marking by Types
|Module 5 Exam
||Labels by Class, Specifications, and Placement
||Exceptions and Radioactive Materials
|Module 6 Exam
||Placarding Rules, Types, and Specifications
||Placard Tables and Modes of Transportation Placards
|Module 7 Exam
||Packaging Requirements and Air Shipments
||Exceptions, Damaged Packages, and DoD Packaging
|Module 8 Exam
|Module 9 Exam
This U.S. DOT accepted training is brought to you by a team of Certified Outreach Trainers and meets the requirements for 49 CFR. Upon completion of this course you will have immediate access to a Training Center Pros course completion certificate you can download, save, and/or print.
Continuing Education Units
Per the California Department of Public Health, this course is approved for 10 Contact Hour (1.0 CEUs) of Continuing Education (CE). While these CE units are intended for Registered Environmental Health Specialists (REHS) in California, they are often transferred to other accrediting bodies. Please check with your specific agency for more details and to learn if your agency accepts this course for CE credit. (Public Health Accreditation #044)