DOT Hazmat Carrier: Rail

The objectives of this DOT Hazmat: Carrier Requirements - Rail course address the requirements for the transportation of hazardous materials by rail found in 49 CFR Part 174 of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR).

Duration: 1 Hour(s) | Language: English

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About this Course

Who Should take this course?

This DOT Hazmat: Modes of Transportation - Rail training is part of the core curriculum for DOT Hazmat transportation training and provides students with training on the DOT's requirements for the shipment of hazardous materials by railway.

Students who should take this course are those who are involved in the shipment of hazardous materials by railway. This can include, but is not limited to, workers who package materials for shipment, and load and unload hazardous materials for shipment.

All workers involved in the transportation of hazardous materials by rail should receive this training.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • Compare the general operating requirements for the DOT and the railroad industry in general;
  • Identify the exceptions for the transportation of hazardous materials by rail;
  • Describe the information found in the Segregation Table for Hazardous
  • Materials for rail transport;
  • Identify the documentation needed for rail cars within a train containing
  • hazardous materials;
  • Illustrate the proper positioning of placarded cars in a train using the
  • Placard Group Table;
  • Understand rail industry restrictions as they relate to the transportation of
  • hazardous materials, including speeds, routes, and inspections; and
  • Identify incident/accident reporting requirements.

Topics Covered

Section 1 - Module Overview

Section 2 - General Operating Requirements

Section 3 - Handling and Loading Requirements

Section 4 - Segregation of Hazardous Materials

Section 5 - Positioning of Placarded Cars in the Train

Section 6 - Railroad Industry Recommendations

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