DOT – Packaging


This course will focus on the regulations for the packaging of hazardous materials per the Hazardous Material Regulations as required by the Department of Transportation (DOT). This information is designed for individuals that are responsible for packaging hazardous materials for transportation, as well as for the carriers transporting the material.

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The DOT – Packaging eLearning course has been designed to provide participants with an understanding of the many different options when packaging a hazardous material for storage or transportation.

This course meets standards as outlined in United States Department of Transportation (US DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) 49 CFR §172.101, §173, and §178.

  Course Objectives   Topics Covered
  After completing this course, the student will:   This course will cover the following topic(s):
  • Determine the type of packaging to use when transporting a hazardous material per the HMR.
  • Understand the responsibilities of both the shipper and the carrier as it relates to hazardous materials packages.
  • Implement the general requirements and know the exceptions when packaging a hazardous material.
  • Comprehend the difference between non-bulk and bulk packaging and the regulations that accompany both.
  • Recognize damaged or leaking packages and know what steps to take in the event of an incident.
  • Understand the strict regulations when packaging explosive or radioactive materials.
  • Identify the different types of bulk and non-bulk, outer and inner packagings available for containing a hazardous material.
  • Comprehend the regulations associated with the reuse of packagings and empty packaging.
  • Understand the strict regulations when packaging hazardous waste and infectious substances.
  • Introduction
  • Regulations
  • Packagings
  • Final Exam


Course Specific Information:

Those who ship hazardous materials are responsible for ensuring that the materials are properly packaged and securely closed for transportation. The DOT – Packaging course provides detailed information on the variety of inner and outer packaging options and will benefit anyone involved in transporting hazardous materials.

Why use this course?

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What It Includes

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Course Functionality
This course will:

  •  Upload into your LMS using the manifest file
  •  Launch within your system
  •  Track student progress
  •  Bookmark their exit point
  •  Provide a test which will send a mastery score to your system
  •  Records Completion

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