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DOES YOUR HAZMAT TRAINING MEASURE UP?
This brochure describes the training requirements in 49 CFR, §172.700-704, including security awareness and in-depth security training requirements for the hazmat employer and employees. Frequently asked questions are answered and regulations cited.

DOES YOUR HAZMAT TRAINING MEASURE UP?

CHART 14
Displays the labels and placards (in full-color) required by the Hazardous Materials Regulations, Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations.

CHART 14

HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION TRAINING ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS and TWO-DAY SEMINARS
This brochure details our
free Hazardous Materials Transportation Training One-day Workshops and our Two-day Seminars.

HAZMAT TRANSPORTATION TRAINING ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS and TWO-DAY SEMINARS

TRANSPORTING INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES SAFELY
This brochure describes the revised USDOT regulations for the classification criteria and packaging requirements for the transportation of infectious substances, adopted into 49 CFR, Parts 100-185, effective October 1, 2006.

TRANSPORTING INFECTIOUS SUBSTANCES SAFELY
SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
This brochure describes security training and planning requirements and provides guidance in assessing security threats. It also lists suggested security measures, and provides contact information for other Federal agencies and industry organizations and associations to obtain further security planning information.
ENHANCED SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
ERG 2012 SUMMARY OF CHANGES
This document summarizes changes to the Emergency Response Guidebook 2012 from the 2008 version.
ERG 2012 SUMMARY OF CHANGES
GUIDE TO PERFORMANCE PACKAGING CODES
This guide explains the performance packaging codes requirements in 49 CFR, Part 178.
GUIDE TO PERFORMANCE PACKAGING CODES WHAT ARE MATERIALS OF TRADE?
When certain hazardous materials are transported in small quantities as part of a business, they are subject to less regulation because of the limited hazard they pose. These materials are known as Materials of Trade (MOTs). This brochure helps explain MOTs and your responsibilities when transporting these materials.

MATERIALS OF TRADE BROCHURE

WETLINES AWARENESS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS
This brochure, developed in partnership with the National Tank Truck Carriers, Inc., the National Association of State Fire Marshals, and the International Association of Fire Chiefs, provides general awareness to emergency responders regarding wetlines. Wetlines are external piping located beneath a cargo tank designed to break off in the event of an accident.

WETLINES AWARENESS FOR EMERGENCY RESPONDERS

GUIDE FOR PREPARING HAZMAT INCIDENTS REPORTS
This 20-page workbook has updated instructions for properly completing and submitting Hazardous Materials Incidents Reports (DOT Form F 5800.1).

GUIDE FOR PREPARING HAZMAT INCIDENTS REPORTS

GUIDE FOR PREPARING SHIPPING PAPERS
This guide explains the shipping paper requirements in the
49 CFR, § 172.200-205, with emphasis on the basic description for hazardous materials. It explains the shipping paper requirements, provides examples of shipping paper entries and formats, and a general checklist to assist in identifying the most commonly required descriptions on shipping papers.

GUIDE FOR PREPARING SHIPPING PAPERS

HAZMAT TRAINING MODULES 5.1
This brochure describes the training modules developed by USDOT/PHMSA. In a CD-ROM format, the modules assist in meeting general awareness training requirements in the 49 CFR. The brochure also contains a fax/mail-in order form for the CD; or the CDs can be ordered from our 'Publications for Sale' page.

HAZMAT TRAINING MODULES 5.1
FUMIGANT MARKING REQUIREMENTS
This brochure addresses the marking requirements for a transport vehicle or freight container in which the lading has been FUMIGATED. It also contains an actual usable fumigant marking.
FUMIGANT MARKING BROCHURE

HOW TO USE THE HMR (ENGLISH)
This booklet provides a hands-on approach to using the hazardous materials regulations
(49 CFR Parts 100-185.)

HOW TO USE THE HMR
TRANSPORTING AGRICULTURAL PRODUCTS SAFELY
This brochure is geared to farmers who may transport hazardous materials in the course of their operations. It details exceptions for agricultural operations within the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), and provides easy-to-use information on how to visually represent safety hazards, and otherwise comply with applicable provisions of the HMR.
SAFETY ALERT - ACETYLENE REQUALIFICATION
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY
This brochure describes the functions of each of the Hazardous Materials Safety Offices under the Associate Administrator, USDOT/PHMSA.
HAZMAT SAFETY BROCHURE

UN CYLINDERS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
This brochure describes the new USDOT standards for the design, construction, and use of UN pressure receptacles, adopted into 49 CFR, Parts 100-185, effective September 11, 2006.

UN CYLINDERS: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
GUIDE FOR BROKERS, FORWARDING AGENTS, ETC.
This guide is intended as a training aid for review of hazardous materials for Brokers, Forwarding Agents, Freight Forwarders, and Warehousers.
GUIDE FOR BROKERS, FORWARDING AGENTS

HOW TO HANDLE RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS PACKAGES
This revised booklet for cargo handlers explains how to recognize radioactive materials, prevent unnecessary exposure, and what to do in case of accidents involving radioactive materials. A question and answer section is provided for frequently asked questions.

HOW TO HANDLE RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS PACKAGES BROCHURE

SAFE TRAVEL CARD
This handout is designed to assist travelers by explaining how to travel safely with battery operated electronic devices.

SAFE TRAVEL CARD
DO YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE SHIPPING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS
This brochure describes how to determine if you're shipping hazardous materials and how to comply with federal regulations concerning the safe transportation of hazardous materials. 
DO YOU KNOW IF YOU'RE SHIPPING HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM
OF UNITS (SI) FOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS
IN TRANSPORTATION

This handout is an aid in understanding the relationships between the International System of Units (SI) and the customary units for radiological measurements, and to help in converting values shown in one system to values in the other system.
INTERNATIONAL SYSTEM OF UNITS (SI) FOR RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS IN TRANSPORTATION

AN INTERNATIONAL STRATEGIC PLAN
This booklet outlines PHMSA's Office of International Standards' strategic plan to establish and maintain a global transportation regulatory system that will promote the safe, secure, and efficient movement of hazardous materials.

InternationalStrategicPlan

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS – AUTOMATED CARGO COMMUNICATIONS FOR EFFICIENT AND SAFE SHIPMENTS (HM-ACCESS)
This booklet evaluates the feasibility and potential benefits and challenges in allowing the use of electronic shipping papers in lieu of paper documents.

HM-ACCESS
ENABLING NEW TECHNOLOGIES
This guidance document addresses how to apply current hazardous material regulations to new products/articles, and if existing provisions are not applicable, the document defines the Special Permit or Approval process.
NewTechnologies

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS GRANTS PROGRAM
This is an annual report
to Congress for grants awarded in Fiscal Year 2005 and used in Fiscal Year 2006.

HMEPreport

SHIPPING BATTERIES SAFELY BY AIR; WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
This guide describes the USDOT regulations for the classification criteria, packaging requirements, and hazard communication for the transportation of batteries shipped by aircraft under
49 CFR, Parts 100-185.

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