Bulk Packaging

Intro to Hazmat Materials Welcome to Elite U’s ELDT Hazmat Training 2022. While there are many different types of HazMat packaging, all of them fall into one of two categories:  bulk or non-bulk.  The purpose of this article is to define and explain both bulk and non-bulk packagings pursuant to the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) […]

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HM Responsibilities

Responsibilities Carrier, Shipper, Driver Carrier*Takes the shipment from the shipper to its destination. *Prior to transportation, checks that the shipper correctly described, marked, labeled, and otherwise prepared the shipment for transportation. *Refuses improper shipments. *Reports accidents and incidents involving hazardous materials to the proper government agency. Shipper*Sends products from one place to another by truck,

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Contain, Communicate, Assure

Intent of the Regulations Transporting hazardous materials can be risky. The regulations are intended to protect you, those around you, and the environment. They tell shippers how to package the materials safely and drivers how to load, transport, and unload the material. These are called “containment rules.” Hazardous Materials Regulations To communicate the risk, shippers

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Routes and Route Planning

Trip Planning Route Restrictions   Some states and counties require permits to transport hazardous materials or wastes. They may limit the routes you can use. Local rules about routes and permits change often. It is your job as driver to find out if you need permits or must use special routes. Make sure you have

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Safety Awareness Welcome to Elite U’s ELDT Hazmat Training 2022. No Smoking Do not smoke within 25 feet of a placarded cargo tank used for Class 3 (flammable liquids) or Division 2.1 (gases). Also, do not smoke or carry a lighted cigarette, cigar, or pipe within 25 feet of any vehicle, which contains: Class 1

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Emergency Response Procedures

Emergency Procedures ERG PHMSA’s 2020 Emergency Response Guidebook provides first responders with a go-to manual to help deal with hazmat transportation accidents during the critical first 30 minutes. DOT’s goal is to place an ERG in every public emergency service vehicle nationwide. To date, more than 16 million free copies have been distributed to the

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Operating Emergency Equipment

Emergency Emergency equipment on all power units.   Each truck, truck tractor, and bus (except those towed in driveaway-towaway operations) must be equipped as follows: Fire Extinguisher- A power unit that is used to transport hazardous materials in a quantity that requires placarding must be equipped with a fire extinguisher having an Underwriters’ Laboratories rating of 10 B:C or more. Labeling and

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Intro to HM on Passenger Vehicles

Intro to Hazmat Passenger Vehicles Welcome to Elite U’s ELDT Hazmat Training 2022. HM Hazardous materials are products that pose a risk to health, safety, and property during transportation. The term often is shortened to HAZMAT, which you may see on road signs, or to HM in government regulations. Hazardous materials include explosives, various types

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