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Hazardous Materials Transportation: 49 CFR Overview

Hazardous Materials Transportation: 49 CFR Overview

All hazmat employees must be trained.  A hazmat employee is defined as anyone who, in the course of full time, part time or temporary employment directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety. A hazmat employer must ensure that all hazmat employees are trained within 90 days of starting employment or starting a new position. Training must be repeated at least once every three years.

All hazmat employees, regardless of their specific functions, must have General Awareness/ Familiarization Training.  This training that provides familiarity with the general requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR), and enables the hazmat employee to recognize and identify hazardous materials.

All hazmat employees must also receive safety training. This is training that covers the hazards presented by hazardous materials, safe handling, emergency response information, and methods and procedures for accident avoidance.

All hazmat employees must also be given function-specific and security training. These are specific to the workplace and the employee’s role.


Vubiz can help!  Our “Hazardous Materials Transportation: 49 CFR” course provides general awareness/ familiarization training appropriate for all hazmat employees. Our “Hazard Communication” course provides the safety training required for working with hazardous materials.

When you purchase access to this and other Vubiz courses, your workers’ learning is automatically recorded in a Learning Management System (LMS), so you can see who has successfully completed the training and when.  Your training records are generated automatically! Courses are also available to be put on your LMS if you have one.

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