Trucking Hazardous Materials DVD training video assists first responders in understanding the regulations of shipping dangerous chemicals. Because
of the large number of hazardous chemicals used in modern industrial
processes, thousands of these hazardous materials are shipped on
roadways every year. On any given highway, the threat of a serious
accident is always present.
Shipments of hazardous materials in
the US are subject to a specific set of rules published and enforced by
the DOT. This includes clearly defined training requirements, which
detail the training that employees who handle hazardous materials must
undergo. The purpose of the training is to increase awareness of safety
considerations, resulting in fewer accidents.
The video describes the nature of hazardous
materials as defined by the nine DOT hazard classes and tells how to
use labels, placards and markings to identify hazmat containers. Other
topics covered include filling out shipping papers properly, using the
DOT hazmat tables, correct loading and unloading procedures and how to
react safely in the event of an unexpected spill or leak in order to
best protect the community and the environment.
Instructor's guide included.
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