Hazmat Training & Consulting
Training is the first and most important step in offering any hazardous material shipment into transportation legally and correctly. Our trainers have years of experience in teaching classes as well as in the field. While most classes given by competitors are generic, but DGM takes into consideration the attendees' specific needs in their work place. We provide custom tailored training programs for each customer to ensure that the training meets federal (CFR49) and industry standards (IATA/ICAO and IMDG code). We also ensure that your employees learn the skills required for them to carry out their functions efficiently and accurately. This includes all elements, from documenting hazardous materials, to handling, storage and transportation packaging requirements.
In addition to on-site compliance guidance, we can formulate compliance manuals specific to your company’s operations. With our consolidated manuals, any employee will be able to reference the applicable regulations, instead of sifting through thousands of pages of regulations. With our help, we can streamline your company’s procedures to minimize costs and maximize profits.
If your schedule doesn't allow for in-class training, we have created the ultimate online training classroom. Visit our online training website and look for the training portal link on our home page to explore our various training courses.
Benefits of online training:
- Accessible 24 hours/day, 365 days/year via any computer with internet access
- No travel required
- Trainees learn at their own pace
- Affordable and up to date with content for all hazmat employees
Classes include, but are not limited to: TDG, CFR49, ICAO/IATA, Biological, IMDG code, Dry ice, lithium batteries, recurrent and initial training and MUCH MORE!
Did you know?
The DOT defines a hazmat employee in 171.8 of the CFR Title 49 as:
A person who is employed on a full-time, part time, or temporary basis by a hazmat employer, who directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety. This term also includes any individual employed by a hazmat employer,or who is self-employed, who during the course of employment:
- Loads, unloads, or handles hazardous materials
- Prepares hazardous materials for transportation
- Is responsible for safety of transporting hazardous materials
- Issues waybills or other documents
- Operates a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials
§ 172.704 Training requirements.
(a) Hazmat employee training must include the following:
(1) General awareness/familiarization training. Each hazmat employee shall be provided general awareness/familiarization training designed to provide familiarity with the requirements of this subchapter, and to enable the employee to recognize and identify hazardous materials consistent with the hazard communication standards of this subchapter.
(2) Function-specific training.
(i) Each hazmat employee must be provided function-specific training concerning requirements of this subchapter, or exemptions or special permits issued under subchapter A of this chapter, that are specifically applicable to the functions the employee performs.
(ii) As an alternative to function-specific training on the requirements of this subchapter, training relating to the requirements of the ICAO Technical Instructions and the IMDG Code may be provided to the extent such training addresses functions authorized by subpart C of part 171 of this subchapter.
(3) Safety training. Each hazmat employee shall receive safety training concerning—
(i) Emergency response information required by subpart G of part 172;
(ii) Measures to protect the employee from the hazards associated with hazardous materials to which they may be exposed in the work place, including specific measures the hazmat employer has implemented to protect employees from exposure; and
(iii) Methods and procedures for avoiding accidents, such as the proper procedures for handling packages containing hazardous materials.
(4) Security awareness training. No later than the date of the first scheduled recurrent training after March 25, 2003, and in no case later than March 24, 2006, each hazmat employee must receive training that provides an awareness of security risks associated with hazardous materials transportation and methods designed to enhance transportation security. This training must also include a component covering how to recognize and respond to possible security threats. After March 25, 2003, new hazmat employees must receive the security awareness training required by this paragraph within 90 days after employment.
(5) In-depth security training. Each hazmat employee of a person required to have a security plan in accordance with subpart I of this part who handles hazardous materials covered by the plan, performs a regulated function related to the hazardous materials covered by the plan, or is responsible for implementing the plan must be trained concerning the security plan and its implementation. Security training must include company security objectives, organizational security structure, specific security procedures, specific security duties and responsibilities for each employee, and specific actions to be taken by each employee in the event of a security breach.
(b) OSHA, EPA, and other training. Training conducted by employers to comply with the hazard communication programs required by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration of the Department of Labor (29 CFR 1910.120 or 1910.1200) or the Environmental Protection Agency (40 CFR 311.1), or training conducted by employers to comply with security training programs required by other Federal or international agencies, may be used to satisfy the training requirements in paragraph (a) of this section to the extent that such training addresses the training components specified in paragraph (a) of this section.
(c) Initial and recurrent training —(1) Initial training. A new hazmat employee, or a hazmat employee who changes job functions may perform those functions prior to the completion of training provided—
(i) The employee performs those functions under the direct supervision of a properly trained and knowledgeable hazmat employee; and
(ii) The training is completed within 90 days after employment or a change in job function.
(2) Recurrent training. A hazmat employee must receive the training required by this subpart at least once every three years. For in-depth security training required under paragraph (a)(5) of this section, a hazmat employee must be trained at least once every three years or, if the security plan for which training is required is revised during the three-year recurrent training cycle, within 90 days of implementation of the revised plan.
(3) Relevant Training. Relevant training received from a previous employer or other source may be used to satisfy the requirements of this subpart provided a current record of training is obtained from hazmat employees' previous employer.
(4) Compliance. Each hazmat employer is responsible for compliance with the requirements of this subchapter regardless of whether the training required by this subpart has been completed.
(d) Recordkeeping. A record of current training, inclusive of the preceding three years, in accordance with this section shall be created and retained by each hazmat employer for as long as that employee is employed by that employer as a hazmat employee and for 90 days thereafter. The record shall include:
(1) The hazmat employee's name;
(2) The most recent training completion date of the hazmat employee's training;
(3) A description, copy, or the location of the training materials used to meet the requirements in paragraph (a) of this section;
(4) The name and address of the person providing the training; and
(5) Certification that the hazmat employee has been trained and tested, as required by this subpart.