Over 4 billion tons of hazardous materials are transported in the U.S. every year. Due to their inherent risks to life, property, and the environment, the U.S. DOT established the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to cover the classification, labeling, packaging, and handling of hazardous materials. They also regulate hazmat training, incident reporting, hazard communication, and security.
This course describes existing regulations for the transport of hazardous materials in commerce in the U.S., including the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT).
Provide the U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) definitions for "hazardous material," "hazmat employer" and "hazmat employee"
Describe the key components of the U.S. DOT's Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
Identify who must comply with the HMR
Use the information in the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) from the HMR to correctly fill out the shipping description on a shipping document or a hazardous material
List the civil and criminal penalties that are possible for violations of the HMR