If you perform any of the following activities, the Department of Transportation (DOT) considers you a HAZMAT employee who is required to receive and complete training:
• Tests, reconditions, repairs, modifies, marks, or otherwise represents packaging as qualified for use in transportation of HAZMAT (such as a pressurized ion chamber)
• Prepares HAZMAT for transportation (which includes placing the pressurized ion chamber in a package, labeling and marking a package, preparing shipping papers, providing emergency response information)
• Is responsible for safety of transporting HAZMAT or operates a vehicle used to transport HAZMAT.
This course is intended for workers who are involved in the shipment of pressurized ion chambers. As someone involved in the shipment of a pressurized ion chamber, it is your responsibility to assure that the item is properly packaged, declared, labeled, or otherwise prepared in accordance with governmental and industry regulations and requirements.
This course has been designed to assure that students receive training in general awareness and familiarization of the DOT HAZMAT regulations. Additionally, function specific training concerning the preparation for shipment and movement of pressurized ion chambers, general safety training, and security awareness training is included. This course provides training to help meet requirements specified in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 172, Subpart H of the U.S. Department of Transportation. The responsibilities for HAZMAT safety are shared by everyone who handles HAZMAT shipments, from the shipper to the carrier. Training is the best means of preventing hazardous material incidents and HAZMAT safety begins with you!