Current U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations require initial and recurrent training of all employees who perform work functions covered by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Any employee whose work directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety is required to have training.
The Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has prepared training modules that meet the requirements for General Awareness Training as prescribed in Title 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H.
The Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Modules Version 5.1 CD-ROM contains an interactive training program for individual instruction. The CD-ROM may be purchased at https://hazmatonline.phmsa.dot.gov/services/Pub_Sale.aspx.
DOT has also captured PowerPoint presentations from this self-paced instructional product, which can be used along with the CD-ROM and the Instructor and Student Manuals in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, as a basis for traditional classroom-style instruction.
Presentation Masters, Student Manuals, and Instructor Manuals are available below.