It’s the Law!
Code of Federal Regulations
Title 49, Subpart H, §172.700-172.704
PHMSA amended the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) in conformance with amendments to the Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law that required DOT to regulate the training of all hazardous materials (hazmat) employees. Training which meets these requirements will increase a hazmat employee’s safety awareness and be an essential element in reducing hazmat incidents.
Training and the Hazmat Law
The Federal hazardous materials transportation law (49 U.S.C. § 5101 et seq.), is the basic statute regulating the transportation of hazardous materials (hazmat) in the United States. This law requires the training of ALL hazmat employees. The purpose is to increase a hazmat employee’s safety awareness and be an essential element in reducing hazmat incidents. The Hazardous Materials regulations (HMR) include training requirements in several sections of Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) as follows:
GENERAL § 173.1
SPECIFIC § 172.704
Each Hazmat Employer Must:
Training Must Include:
A new employee, or an employee who changes job functions, may perform hazmat job functions before completing training, provided:
Training Records Must Include: