Created specifically for the Department of Transportation’s HAZMAT Training regulation on Handling and Transporting Hazardous Materials, this kit provides the information necessary to comply with the regulation’s “General Awareness” training requirement. (While this kit can be used by itself, it can also be used as a companion product to the DOT HAZMAT “Safety Training” program).
The program “Handling and Transporting Hazardous Materials: A General Awareness Program” focuses on employees who handle hazardous materials. The video/DVD program in the kit reviews a number of topics aimed at making these employees more aware of situations in which they may encounter hazardous chemicals, the nature of the hazards the chemicals may have, and the issue of taking appropriate security measures when dealing with hazardous materials that the DOT has added to the regulation. The posters in the kit emphasize the importance of recognizing materials that can be hazardous.
The video/DVD and the employee booklets include information on:
- The regulation itself.
- Hazardous materials, definitions and classes.
- Hazard communication.
- Hazard “indicators”, such as labels, shipping papers and placards.
- Where hazardous materials may be encountered.
- Transport (trucks, ships, rail, etc.).
- Security risks and terrorism.
The following is a free preview of the DOT General Awareness video: