DOT HAZMAT (Hazardous Materials) Safety Training Video & DVD by Atlantic Training

DOT HAZMAT Safety Training DVD
  • SKU: CS174-DVD
  • Runtime: 18 mins.
  • Producer: Atlantic Training
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For CFR 172.704 (formerly HM-126F ) please view our HazMat Federal Regulation training package here

Atlantic Training's "DOT HAZMAT Safety Training" Video Program focuses on employees who handle hazardous materials. The program makes employees aware of the hazards associated with the materials they handle... and shows them how to work with these materials safely. Created specifically for the Department of Transportation's HAZMAT Training regulation on Handling and Transporting Hazardous Materials, this program provides the "Safety Training" required by the regulation. (While this videotape program can be used by itself, it can also be used as a companion product to Atlantic Training's DOT HAZMAT "General Awareness" program).

The videotape and employee booklets include information on

  • the regulation itself,
  • hazardous materials that employees may encounter,
  • hazard "indicators", such as labels, shipping papers and placards,
  • the use of personal protective equipment,
  • proper handling procedures,
  • methods and procedures for avoiding accidents,
  • accidents/emergencies involving hazardous materials,
  • spills and cleanup procedures,
  • security issues and more.
  • (2) Training DVDs - (1) in English and (1) in Spanish Closed Captioned DVD with digital trainer tools for each.
  • (1) Year of Updates:  In the event there are any changes made to the products in the course of 1 year from purchase, we will provide you with the updated material ensuring your are always OSHA compliant and have the latest content. 
  • (10) Streaming Accesses - 10 Free accesses to hundreds of training programs. This includes streaming access to the English and Spanish versions of this course, as well as all included downloadable written materials: (Quiz, test, leaders guide and more) from anywhere you have internet access including mobile devices. 
  • (1) Trainer Tools - A comprehensive leader's guide, reproducible scheduling & attendance form, employee quiz, training certificate and training log.

 * DVD Only options only include DVD of choice along with Trainer Tools. 


Optional Network license also available. These annual licenses allow you to digitize the DVD program/written materials and place onto your local network so that it can be viewed by various departments without having to pass around a DVD. Pricing is based upon the title(s) chose and the estimated employees trained per year. For more information please contact us at 1-800-975-7640

Online Interactive Training Also Available. For more information visit our online training page or call 1-800-975-7640

Have your own LMS? We offer this course in SCORM compatible format so that you can plug the title into your own LMS. View our SCORM page for more details. 

Video Highlights

Video Highlights

  • Gain a better understanding of how hazardous leaks, spills, and explosions can result in injuries and sometimes death.

    Gain a better understanding of how hazardous leaks, spills, and explosions can result in injuries and sometimes death.

  • Learn the safety procedures for transporting hazardous material.

    Learn the safety procedures for transporting hazardous material.

  • Review the guideline that DOT has put into place for transporting Hazardous materials.

    Review the guideline that DOT has put into place for transporting Hazardous materials.

  • Understand the 5 different HAZMAT employee classifications and their roles.

    Understand the 5 different HAZMAT employee classifications and their roles.

  • Learn the importance of the HAZMAT labels and Placards.

    Learn the importance of the HAZMAT labels and Placards.

  • Learn how to properly record and understand HAZMAT shipping paperwork.

    Learn how to properly record and understand HAZMAT shipping paperwork.

  • Review the roles of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

    Review the roles of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).

  • Examine the different packaging options for shipping certain Hazardous materials.

    Examine the different packaging options for shipping certain Hazardous materials.

  • Learn the importance of loading, unloading and handling packages containing hazardous materials.

    Learn the importance of loading, unloading and handling packages containing hazardous materials.

  • See how a vehicle inspection is important to transporting Hazardous materials.

    See how a vehicle inspection is important to transporting Hazardous materials.

  • Learn how to prepare for the arrival of the packaged hazardous materials.

    Learn how to prepare for the arrival of the packaged hazardous materials.

  • Understand the proper procedures to accepting the hazardous material into your facility.

    Understand the proper procedures to accepting the hazardous material into your facility.

  • Understanding and utilizing your emergency response plan.

    Understanding and utilizing your emergency response plan.

  • Learn to proper roles and procedures of the

    Learn to proper roles and procedures of the "HAZMAT Shipper".

  • Understanding the layout of the HAZMAT guidebook.

    Understanding the layout of the HAZMAT guidebook.

  • Understand the guide numbers to help navigate to the specific emergency response procedure for each hazardous material.

    Understand the guide numbers to help navigate to the specific emergency response procedure for each hazardous material.

  • Learn what is in the mandatory spill kits.

    Learn what is in the mandatory spill kits.

What's in The Box

What's In The Box

  • (1) Training DVD in ENGLISH
  • (1) Training DVD in SPANISH
  • (1) Year of FREE Updates: OSHA Compliance
  • (10) Free accesses to streaming library WAVE
  • Digital: Scheduling Form, Attendance Form, Employee Quiz, Training Certificate, Log, Wallet Cards (printable)

Video Transcript

DOT HAZMAT Safety Training

Hazardous Materials are used in business and industry everyday. They heat our buildings, help us to clean and maintain equipment and are the raw materials in many manufacturing processes. However, these materials can cause trouble if they aren't handled carefully. Leaks, spills and explosions of hazardous materials can result in serious injuries to people, damage to property and harm to the environment and if hazardous materials get into the hands of the terrorists, they can easily be transported to population centers or industrial targets with devastating results. Knowing how to handle these materials before, during, and after transport allows them to reach their destination safely no matter how they are being shipped, whether it's by highway, railway, pipeline, sea, or air.

This transportation process involves many different people. Initially, someone calls in an order, warehousing pulls the product and take it to shipping where it's packed for transport and sent out. Once the product arrives in its destination, its unloaded and stored until it needs to be used. To ensure that everyone carries out it's role in the process safely, The United States Department of Transportation has developed regulations addressing the handling and transporting of these hazardous materials. The regulations are often referred to as the HMR - The Hazardous Materials Regulations, you can find them at 49 CFR Parts 100-185. 

Training place a major role in this regulations, in fact the DOT has defined five different types of training for HAZMAT employees. This training is designed to: 

  • Increase each employees awareness of the potential danger of transporting and handling hazardous materials
  • Demonstrate how to work with these materials safely
  • And enhance the security measures that are taking with Hazardous Materials during transport

This program will cover safety training which includes procedures for:

  • Avoiding Accidents
  • Measures to protect employees from hazards
  • And emergency response information

To prevent problems from occurring when we are dealing with hazardous materials, we need to follow certain procedures for avoiding accidents. The first step is recognizing when these type of materials are present. To help us out, the HMR require that information on the risks caused by hazardous materials be available to everyone who's involved in the handling and transportation process. This information enables us to anticipate possible problems so that we are ready to act. Some of the best sources of information of what type of hazards you are dealing with are warning indicators. So hazard class labels and placards are often the first things you should look for as you go about your work. They identify the specific hazards that are presented by a product that is being transported and must conform to Department of Transportation specifications with regards to shape, size, color and the information they contain. If you have any questions of what a label or placards mean, consult your supervisor or the hazardous materials regulations. 

There are nine DOT hazard classes:

  • Class 1 is made up of explosives
  • Class 2 consists of all gases, that is any materials that are gaseous at 68°F  (20°C) or less at standard sea level, whether they are flammable, non-flammable, toxic or inert
  • Class 3 is comprised of flammable liquids specifically those with flashpoint below 141°F (60°C)
  • Class 4 is made up of flammable solids
  • Class 5 consists of oxidizers and organic peroxides
  • Class 6 includes all poisonous substances
  • Class 7 encompasses all radioactive materials
  • Class 8 contains corrosives 
  • Class 9 called Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials includes any hazardous materials that doesn't clearly fit into one of the previous eight categories

Don't forget to pay attention to other markings on the outside of packages and containers, such as ""this end up"" or ""cargo aircraft only"". They can provide important handling instructions and other valuable information about the materials as well.

Shipping papers are another valuable source of hazard information, the most important thing that shipping papers are required to list is a materials basic description. 

The information must be listed in the following order:

  • The materials identification number
  • Its proper shipping name
  • The materials hazard class/division number
  • And its packing group which indicates the degree of danger associated with the material

This information must be shown in sequence, with no additional information in interspersed. This must also contain a 24 hour emergency response telephone number that can be used to reach someone who is knowledgeable about the hazards presented by the material. This person must also have access to comprehensive emergency response and incident medication information.

If you're looking for detailed information on the health hazard presented by a product, its safety data sheet is the place to go. The SDS contains health hazard data and first aid information that will help you take steps to protect yourself when handling the material. It will also tell you how to reduce the materials risk of fire and explosion. Instructions on other special protection measures and spill clean-up procedures can be found on most SDS's as well.

Once you're aware of the risks that are posed by the product you're working with, it's important to follow proper work practices. For instance when getting a hazardous material ready for shipment, you should also use packaging that has been approved for that material. Prepare the container and secure the product in a way that ensures it will travel safely. To comply with the HMR, you must accurately describe the contents of the container on the shipping papers then mark and label the package appropriately. These provides valuable information for those who handle the shipment down the line.

If you're involved in loading packages of hazardous materials, you should handle them very carefully, pay particular attention to the labeling. Remember, packages must be labeled in accordance to the regulation. Reject packages with illegible  or worn out labels. Stick to a established procedures or consult your supervisor regarding the disposition of these packages. Make sure that packages aren't damaged, if it is damaged, don't ship or store it, consult your supervisor regarding what you should do with it. Don't forget to follow instructions like ""this end up"" and ""keep from freezing"".

Safely preparing a hazardous material for transport is only part of the job. Before a shipment can leave your facility, the trailers, tankers, ships or other vehicle that will transport it must be properly placarded and in good operating condition. All vehicles should be carefully inspected before they leave, if there are any problems, they should be reported to a supervisor. And don't forget, accurate shipping papers must accompany all shipments. This will allow for quick and easy access to product information in case of an accident or other incident. 

If you're involved in unloading hazardous materials that arrive at your workplace, don't accept packages that are:

  • Without proper shipping papers
  • Improperly marked or labeled
  • Or damaged in any way

Before handling any delivery read the label and the emergency response information to determine:

  • The identity of the hazardous material
  • The type of hazards that may be involved and your degree of danger
  • Special procedures that should be taken when handling a material
  • What personal protective equipment should be worn
  • And any first aid that should be administered if someone is exposed to the material

It's important to anticipate possible danger, one of the best ways to be prepared is by using appropriate personal protective equipment. To determine which PPE you should be wearing, look at the materials SDS's and hazard communication labels. Talk to your supervisor if you still have questions.

When you're storing hazardous materials, remember to put them in their proper storage areas taking into consideration any special requirements such as temperature levels, humidity or exposure to light. Segregate them from other materials if necessary. 

If an incident involving a hazardous material does occur, it's critical that you know where to find emergency response information for that substance. In order to prevent an incident from getting out of control, you need access to precise details about the materials that are being transported. This is so important that it is specifically addressed by the hazardous materials regulations in section 172.600 Subpart G Emergency Response Information. 

Subpart G requires all hazmat shippers to provide the following information about the materials they are sending out:

  • The basic description including the proper DOT shipping name and the quantity of the material being shipped
  • The immediate health hazards that the substance presents
  • The materials risk of fire and explosion
  • Precautions to be taken in the event of an accident
  • Procedures for dealing with spills or leaks
  • How to handle fire involving the material
  • First aid that should be given to anyone who has been exposed to the material
  • And an emergency response telephone number

These information must accompany all shipments of hazardous materials and be kept in the cab of the delivery vehicle, near the shipping papers.

Even with all these data available, one of the challenges in an emergency is making a quick and informed decision. Because of this, the Department of Transportation has developed the emergency response guidebook. This guidebook provide first responder with information on the initial emergency actions that should be taken during a fire or spill of hazardous materials. Since many materials have similar hazards, the book has organized these emergency response action into a number of specific guides. To determine what should be done in the event of a HAZMAT incident, you simply look up the material that's involved and the guidebook will point you to the appropriate guide.

The information in the guidebook is divided into four color coded sections who first to help you to identify the correct guide for the material in question. Use the yellow section of the book if you know the substances' four-digit chemical identification number. The materials are a numerical order by their ID numbers. If you don't have access to the chemical identification number, you can use the blue pages in the guide book which list hazardous materials alphabetically by proper shipping name. Once you found the appropriate guide number you can turn to the orange pages in the book. 

They will describe the specific emergency actions that should be taken if the material is involved in an incident. Pay extra attention to entries that are highlighted, these materials have the potential  to release poisonous vapors when they are involved in incidents. In addition to following the emergency procedure in the orange section of the guide during an incident, you will need to turn to green pages to determine how to isolate the released material and limit people exposure. 

These pages help you decide how to evacuate people near the accident scene by  defining two specific isolation areas. The first is called the initial isolation zone. It's a circular area around the incident with its diameter measured in meters or feet. The second area is the protective action zone, which is setup down wind of the incident, because wind can carry poisonous vapors for long distances, the protective action zone is measured in kilometers or miles. Once the zone have been defined, they must be cleared of anyone who are not authorized to participate in activities inside the zone or who is not wearing the proper PPE.

When an accident occurs involving a hazardous material, it's also important to know how to protect yourself as well as things you could do to limit any damage to the area around you. If you are present when a spill occurs you should follow your facilities contingency plan. You will also need to be familiar with the regulations that address reporting spills and know what authority should be notified of the situation. 

Knowing any location of spill clean-up kits is also important, if you've been thought how to use the kits and have been trained on the personal protective equipment you will need to wear, you can work to control the situation until a clean up crew arrives. Be sure to know what materials are involved in the spill and which emergency procedure you should follow. Remember to safeguard the environment, use protective barriers to keep hazardous materials out of storm drains and the sewer system, if a chemical spill put you in danger, don't try to be a hero, evacuate the area and notify the people in your company who are trained to clean up hazardous spills. 

If the incident involves a fire that is small enough for you to handle, you can try to put it out. You'll need to determine what type of fire it is so that you could chose the appropriate extinguisher. But remember, don't pick up an extinguisher unless you have been trained to use it by a qualified instructor.

There are four different classes of fire and extinguisher to match them:

  • Class A fires are fueled by ordinary combustible such as paper, wood and many plastic products
  • Class B fires are fueled by flammable liquids and gases like toluene and propane
  • Class C fires involve electrical wiring or equipment
  • Class D fires involve flammable metals such as magnesium and sodium
Once you have the right extinguisher for the type of fire you're dealing with, use the PASS method to put the fire out. 
Pull the pin
Aim the nozzle
Squeeze the trigger
Sweep from side to side at the base of the fire until its extinguished
But remember when hazardous materials are involved, the fire itself are only part of the problem. The smoke may contain toxic vapors which could spread a great distance and the heat generated by the fire could lead to an explosion. Consult resources like the DOT's emergency response guidebook to make sure that you are protected from all of the hazards that may be present. If you find yourself in danger, leave the fire fighting to the professionals. Call the fire department and evacuate the area.
Wherever it's done, the victim should be under a shower for no less than fifteen minutes. Once showering is completed, make sure the victim gets medical attention immediately. In incidents, where the area of contact is small, water is still very important. The infected area should be rinsed under a hose or faucet for a minimum of fifteen minutes then get the victim medical attention. In the event a hazardous chemical splashes into someone's eyes the SDS will probably recommend splashing them with water. If so, they should be washed for at least fifteen minutes. Be sure to know the location of the eyewash stations in your facility, if you're on the road and none are available, use an eyewash bottle or even a hose to dilute the chemical, then get to an eyewash station as soon as possible. A full fifteen minute rinse is still recommended and as with any chemical contact, get medical attention immediately. 
Many HAZMAT incidents can also create inhalation hazards. For the accidental inhalation of a hazardous substance, the SDS will often recommend that the victim be moved away from the area. Get them to fresh air and seek medical attention immediately. 
The reason that minimizing the time a hazardous material is in contact with the body is important is that the duration of exposure often determines how much damage the material will do. This is the period of time that you're exposed to a substance and is often classified a short term or long term exposure. In most cases, a short term exposure will cause no long term health problems, however, exposure to some hazards can cause a reactions or cue effects such as a rash or burn. On the other hand, long term exposure to some hazardous chemicals can cause long term or chronic health effects, however if the dose and duration are low enough, a hazardous material may not cause any negative health effect at all.
Handling and transporting hazardous materials safely means recognizing the hazards that you may have to deal with, and being prepared at, if necessary.
Let's review:
  • Make sure you're taking the proper precautions when handling a hazardous material, read labels, shipping papers and safety data sheets
  • Wear the personal protective equipment that a materials label and SDS recommends
  • Know how to use the emergency response guide book
  • Where to find the emergency telephone numbers and who to call for help
  • Know how to use the Emergency Response Guidebook, where to find emergency telephone numbers and who to call for help
  • In the event of an incident, be ready to act
  • Remember, it’s complying with DOT regulations and participating in the required training that will help you handle and transport hazardous materials safely!

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