Outreach and Training
About the Outreach and Training Program
The Outreach and Training Branch is responsible for enhancing regulatory compliance through development and dissemination of written materials that enable the public to more easily understand and comply with the Hazardous Materials Regulation (HMR), and producing training materials designed to help the regulated community meet HMR training requirements. The Branch also develops and publishes the Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG) and other emergency preparedness and response instructional materials.
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The "Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act" directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish uniform training performance standards for hazardous materials inspectors and investigators.
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.
PHMSA has developed free mobile apps of its Emergency Response Guidebook 2012 (ERG). The new safety tools provide the nation's emergency responders with fast, easily accessible information to help them manage hazardous material transportation incidents. Click here for more information.
PHMSA's 2012 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help quickly identify emergency response procedures to deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes. DOT's goal is to place an ERG in every public emergency service vehicle nationwide.
Brochure describes PHMSA's newly established exception for Division 1.4G consumer fireworks. Now, manufacturers of Division 1.4G consumer fireworks have the option of applying to a DOT-approved fireworks certification agency (FCA) instead of applying to PHMSA.
Guide provides instruction on analysis procedures for common types of rollover damage protection devices used on DOT 400 series cargo tanks.
Brochure outlines requirements for the operator of either DOT specification (i.e., MC 330 or MC331) or non-DOT specification (authorized under § 173.315(k)) cargo tanks used in liquefied compressed gas (LCG) service, and procedures for unloading LCG from cargo tanks.