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Outreach & Training

To help the regulated community comply with the requirements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), PHMSA's Outreach & Training staff provides publications, self-training products, and in-person training opportunities.

The Hazardous Materials Safety Assistance Team (HMSAT) is responsible for face-to-face outreach and compliance assistance in the field of hazardous materials transportation. Wherever you live in the United States, an HMSAT member has responsibility for your region, and is available to address your hazardous materials transportation training concerns. Requests can be submitted by selecting the appropriate form for your Regional representative.

Any questions and/or comments regarding training, documentation, or publications should be directed to the Outreach, Training, and Grants Division either by telephone (202) 366-4900 or through this form.

Seminars, Workshops, and Meetings
The Hazardous Materials Safety Assistance Team (HMSAT) is responsible for providing training to the regulated community and offers two-day seminars and one-day workshops. These free training events are for anyone who offers or transports hazardous materials in commerce or has a desire to learn more about the HMR.

Training Requirements
49 U.S.C. ยง 5101 et seq. is the basic statute regulating the transportation of hazardous materials in the United States. This law requires the training of ALL hazmat employees.
 
Training Requirements page
Under Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
Publications and Training Modules
The Division of Outreach, Training, Grants, and Registration has the primary responsibility for providing training publications in support of the HMR, through its publications development branch.

Among the training materials available are self-paced CD-ROM based training modules, brochures, and other printed materials.

 
Publications and Training Modules Page
These publications cover specific regulatory requirements (such as marking, labeling, placarding, carrier responsibilities, etc.).
Travel Resources
Tips on how to safely pack and transport batteries, battery-powered devices, and other personal items when traveling.

Safe Travel: Safety Tips for Travelers
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Funding Assistance for Emergency Preparedness Training
This program distributes fees collected from shippers and carriers of hazardous materials to emergency responders for hazmat training.
Outreach
Training opportunities through HMSAT within the regions.
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