Guide to Developing a Hazmat Training Program: General Awareness, Function-Specific, Safety, Security Awareness, and in-Depth Security Training [open pdf - 6MB]
From the Document: "While hazmat [hazardous material] plays a critical role in our daily lives, the transportation of hazmat introduces some inherent risks to the public, the environment, and property that must be appropriately managed. [...] Hazmat incidents caused by human error can be reduced through the implementation of an effective training program. An effective training program is a systematic method for providing training, which includes tests and quizzes. It may consist of materials such as handouts, overheads, videos, and exercises, as well as, interactive computer-based training, tests and quizzes and, where there is an instructor, the instructor's notes or course outline. The training program may be a tutored or selfstudy course. The training provider may be the hazmat employer or an independent training provider. [...] This guidance document explains the training requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), identifies those employees who must be trained, and provides a tool to help hazmat employers determine what type of training and training environment may be best for their employees."
PHH50-0173-1018; Pipeline and Hazardous Materials 50-0173-1018
U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration: https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/