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The Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. § 5101 et seq.), is the basic statute regulating the transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat) in the United States. This law requires the training of ALL hazmat employees. The purpose is to increase a hazmat employee's safety awareness and be an essential element in reducing hazmat incidents. The Hazardous Materials regulations (HMR) include training requirements in several sections of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as follows:

GENERAL: § 173.1

SPECIFIC: § 172.704

MODAL:  
Air:  § 175.20,
Vessel:  § 176.13,
Highway:  § 177.800 and § 177.816

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Hazmat Transportation Training Requirements
Describes the training requirements in 49 CFR, §172.700-704, including security awareness and in-depth security training requirements for the hazmat employer and employees. Answers are provided for frequently asked questions. Click here for more information.
PHMSA’s DOT Chart 15 displays the markings, labeling and placarding (in full-color) required by the Hazardous Materials Regulations, Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations. Note that this document is intended for general guidance only and should not be used to determine compliance with 49 CFR, Parts 100-185.
PHMSA’s DOT Chart 15 translated into Spanish. Note that this document is intended for general guidance only and should not be used to determine compliance with 49 CFR, Parts 100-185.