What is HM-181 Hazardous Materials Training?

This course covers the most current HazMat transportation regulations to help you assess your compliance efforts and fulfill mandatory recurrent training requirements. The course will teach definitions and general requirements, the hazardous materials table, shipping documentation, packaging & marking, labeling, placarding, loading & storage and emergency response. This course meets all DOT, UPS, FedEx, and Auto Manufacturer training requirements.

Why Should I Attend? How Does this Apply to Me?

Federal DOT regulations require training (and retraining) of all employees who perform work functions covered by the Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR; 49 CFR 172.700).

Any employee who may be involved in preparing or transporting hazardous materials, including a delivery driver, is required to have this training.

These materials include not only airbag modules and batteries, but also hazardous waste such as waste paint and used parts cleaner solvent. If you sign the documents, you are the shipper. It is the employer’s responsibility to fully comply with the training requirements. Failure to train employees may result in civil and / or criminal penalties of up to $50,000 per violation.

Who Must Attend this Training?

Every HAZMAT employee who directly affects hazardous material transportation safety must be trained in accordance with this standard.

According to Federal Regulations this includes any individual who in transportation:

  1.  Loads, unloads or handles hazardous materials (HAZMATS)
  2. Tests, reconditions or repairs HAZMAT containers\
  3. Prepares HAZMATS for transportation (packaging, labeling, preparing shipping papers)
  4. Operates a vehicle containing HAZMATS (including deliveries)
  5. Is responsible for the transportation safety of HAZMATS

Federal Law requires each business to have all persons who perform the above functions to be certified. Certifications are only valid for three years from the date of training.

How do I Register?

It’s easy to register for the class.
1.  Click here to Register Online
2.  Call us at 1-800-SAFE REG (1-800-723-3734)