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August 18, 2009

New DOT Guide: What You Should Know About Developing a Hazmat Training Program

The Dept. of Transportation has just issued new hazmat communication guidance in hopes of reducing human error as a common cause of hazmat transportation incidents.

What You Should Know: A Guide to Developing a Hazardous Materials Training Program explains training requirements in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 100-185), identifies which employees 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.

You can download the 31-page guide as a pdf here and see more Hazmat signs here.