In yesterday’s Advisor, we reviewed training requirements for certain workers involved with asbestos-containing material. Today, we offer steps for developing a training program that meets U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements for employees who handle hazardous materials.
Many federal environmental, safety, and transportation rules contain requirements to train employees to protect themselves, the public, or the environment from work-related hazards. In today’s Advisor, we look at some steps suggested by our sister publication, Environmental Daily Advisor, to ensure effective training.
Hazmat transportation regulations require employee training and establish the basic rules for educating employees. But it’s up to you to determine training needs and set up an effective training program. To help employers meet employee training requirements under the hazmat transportation regulations, DOT’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) periodically publishes guidance materials. Here […]
The federal hazardous materials transportation regulations require the training of all hazmat employees. The purpose of training is to increase employees’ safety awareness and to reduce hazmat incidents. Any employee who meets the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) definition of a “hazmat employee” must be trained, tested, and certified by the employer to be able […]