Tag: HMR

Back Away from That Truck! Don’t Become a Hazmat Offeror by Accident

There is much confusion concerning who an offeror is under the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administrations (PHMSA) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMRs). PHMSA has numerous interpretation letters that attempt to clarify this issue for individual scenarios. We found two letters we think are pertinent to help you determine whether you are an offeror under the […]

The Hazmat Employee and Training—Most Misunderstood Regs

The issue of responsibility for training comes up frequently because third parties frequently enter the picture.  For example, the hazmat employer may contract an outside firm to provide training to employees. Or the hazmat employer may retain subcontracted employees. Would the training company or the subcontracting company be liable if the training was found to […]

The 5 Types of Required HazMat Training

Here are the 5 types of hazmat training you should be conducting: General Awareness/Familiarization Training: This is training that provides familiarity with the general requirements of HMR and enables the hazmat employee to recognize and identify hazardous materials. You have to provide all hazmat employees with general awareness training. Function-Specific Training: This type of training […]