Tag: Hazardous Materials

Exactly Who Needs Hazard Materials Transportation Training?

A hazmat employee is a person who is employed by a hazardous materials employer and “directly affects hazardous materials transportation safety.” Now, the regs also provide examples of hazmat employees to be sure you follow the rules. Examples include, those who load, unload, or otherwise handle hazmats; operators of vehicles transporting hazmats; employees who test, […]

Does DOT Require Universal Waste Handlers to Be Trained?

Large quantity handlers of universal waste (greater than 5,000 kg of accumulated waste at any one time) 40 CFR 273.36: LQHUW must be thoroughly familiar with proper waste handling and emergency procedures relative to individual responsibilities during normal facility operations and emergencies. Some universal wastes are regulated by DOT as hazardous materials because they meet […]