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Seminars and Workshops

About Seminars & Workshops

PHMSA offers one-day workshops and two-day seminars throughout the year. These free training opportunities are for anyone who offers or transports hazardous materials in commerce, or has a desire to learn more about DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Hazardous Materials Transportation Training One-Day Workshops

PHMSA's Hazardous Materials Safety Assistance Team conducts workshops specialized to meet the needs of industry or the public safety community. These free one-day events are scheduled across the nation to help meet the needs of local communities.

Transportation workshops provide a basic overview of the regulatory requirements - what they are, how they apply, and how to comply with them - for shipping and transporting Hazardous Materials. The workshops address the same information as the Hazmat Basics track given at the Multimodal Seminars and include overviews of the Training and Security Requirements.

Public safety workshops are specifically designed to help emergency responders understand the Hazardous Materials Regulations as set forth in CFR 49. The seminars cover the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook, locating emergency response information, and information that every emergency responder should know in order to safeguard themselves and the public.

One-Day Workshop Calendar and Details

Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Two-Day Multimodal Seminars

Multimodal Training Seminars offer something for most hazmat employers and employees. Whether you are new to hazmat transportation or a seasoned professional, breakout sessions are presented to increase your knowledge of the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials.

Each seminar begins with a General Session that provides a brief introduction and an overview of the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Safety Program. The remainder of the two-day seminar consists of concurrent breakout sessions.

Sessions are organized and scheduled into three tracks: Hazmat Basics, Safety and Compliance, and Hazmat Essentials. You can follow a specific track or attend only those sessions that best meet your needs. Most sessions are offered twice to help you maximize your seminar experience.

Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration, and State Hazmat Enforcement will join PHMSA to provide you with answers to your hazmat transportation questions.

Updated: Tuesday, November 7, 2017