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Seminars & Workshops

Seminars and Workshops
Multimodal Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Seminars

About Seminars & Workshops

PHMSA offers several two-day seminars and one-day workshops throughout the year. These free training events are for anyone who offers or transports hazardous materials in commerce or has a desire to learn more about DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Hazardous Materials Transportation Training One-Day Workshops:

PHMSA's Hazardous Materials Safety Assistance Team conducts workshops specialized to meet the needs of industry or the public safety community. These free one-day events are scheduled across the nation to help meet the needs of the local community.

The transportation workshops provide a basic overview of the regulatory requirements - what they are, how they apply, and how to comply with them, for shipping and transporting Hazardous Materials. The workshops address the same information as the Hazmat Basics track given at the Multimodal Seminars and include overviews of the Training and Security Requirements.

The public safety workshop is specifically designed to help emergency responders understand the Hazardous Materials Regulations as set forth in CFR 49. The seminars cover the use of the Emergency Response Guidebook, locating emergency response information, and information that every emergency responder should know in order to safeguard themselves and the public.

One-Day Workshop Calendar and Details:

Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Two-Day Multimodal Seminars:

Multimodal Training Seminars offer something for most hazmat employers and employees. Whether you are new to hazmat transportation or a seasoned professional, breakout sessions are presented to increase your knowledge for the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials.

Each seminar begins with a General Session that provides a brief introduction and an overview of the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Program. The remainder of the two-day seminar consists of concurrent breakout sessions.

Sessions are organized and scheduled into three different tracks: Hazmat Basics, Safety and Compliance, and Hazmat Essentials. You can follow a specific track or attend only those sessions that best meet your needs. Each session is offered twice to help you maximize your seminar experience.

Representatives from the Federal Aviation Administration, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Federal Railroad Administration, U.S. Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration, and State Hazmat Enforcement will join PHMSA to provide you with answers to your hazmat transportation questions.

Two-Day Seminar Calendar and Details: