Safety Training

HR Compliance

Search By Industry

Course Packages

About Us


Contact Us

Preview Course

Hazard Communication: Container Labeling, Transportation, and Storage Training Course

Preview Course

This course introduces the nine hazard classes and explains regulations for transporting and storing large quantities of hazardous materials.

24 minutes   |   SKU: AT065    |    Language(s): EN / ES    |    Produced 2023








24 minutes

Training Objectives

Discuss DOT’s nine hazard classes for all hazardous materials.
Understand the responsibilities of both the shipper and carrier of a hazardous material.
Learn the requirements for placarding and ID numbers on transport vehicles.
Understand what placards and ID numbers tell us and how to use them in an emergency.
Learn how to properly store some of the common hazardous materials found in the general industry.

Course Overview

Imagine that as you are driving down Route 66, you see a tractor-trailer stopped on the side of the road and it appears to leak. You have driven one of these vehicles for work in the past and see that emergency personnel have not yet arrived. You decide to pull over to see how you can help. As you are heading to talk with the driver, you make a note that there are several placards (signs) on the truck labeled corrosive 8 and also the number 1789. You are unsure of exactly what the substance is but immediately you know from the signage that this is a corrosive hazardous material and will cause damage if it comes in contact with the skin or eyes. You reach the driver who is well prepared with his emergency response guide for what you find out is hydrochloric acid. Both of you put on proper PPE from his truck and work together using a spill kit to contain the spill as best as possible until more help arrives.

The signs found on the truck were an example of labeling that is used all over the world to indicate the hazards of a material. OSHA and the Department of Transportation have set clear guidelines, rules, and regulations on how to properly label, store, transport, and handle various types of hazardous materials (29 CFR 1910.120, 49 CFR Parts 172 & 173), as well as several other standards related to specific transport and storage requirements of hazardous materials (29 CFR 1910.110, 29 CFR 1910.111, 29 CFR 1910.119, 29 CFR 1926.55, and 29 CFR 1926.152).

This course will introduce DOT’s nine hazard classes for hazardous materials and discuss the responsibilities of the shipper and carrier in the transport of these materials. In addition, this course will discuss all aspects of container labeling, specifically placarding and ID numbers including what they are, what they tell us, and when and where they are required. Finally, this course will discuss how to properly store some common hazardous materials used often in industry including flammable liquids, liquified petroleum gases, and anhydrous ammonia. This program is available with Spanish and French closed captions. 

Super Flexible Formatting

You’ll never find yourself scratching your head, trying to figure out why
you can’t get our videos to play or courses loaded into any platform.

Access courses
in our EHS Software.

View this course in a classroom
environment, or assign it to your
team individually with testing
and recordkeeping capabilities.

Load courses
into your platform.

Each title includes an embed
feature that allows users to add
videos to their existing training
platform or LMS.

Access courses
in our LMS.

View this course in a classroom
environment, or assign it to your
team individually with testing
and recordkeeping capabilities.

Disclaimer: The information provided on this page is subject to change and is for promotional and informational purposes only. Prior to acting on the information contained on this page, verify all information against the latest OSHA and applicable standards, regulations, and guidelines. Please also contact us with any questions you have related to this information. Under no circumstances will Atlantic Training, LLC be held responsible for direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental injuries or damages, or any damages or injuries whatsoever, whether resulting from contract, negligence, or other torts, related to the utilization of this information or the contents of this page. Atlantic Training retains the right to incorporate, remove, or adjust the contents on this page without prior notice.