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Learn How to Properly Class, Label, and Placard Hazardous Materials

What is HazMat Placard Training?

What is HazMat Placard Training?

HazMat placard training is a training course designed to ensure that employees and owner operators of hazardous materials are properly informed and knowledgeable on how to properly class, label, and placard hazardous materials for transport. This training, although not mandated by the FMCSA, is highly recommended to ensure safety.

What Does this Training Include?

The HazMat placard training course includes a 30-minute online course and a 20-question quiz at the end. During this training, you will learn about the different types of hazardous materials, how to properly classify and label them, and how to properly placard them for transport. This training is offered in both English and Spanish to ensure that everyone is able to understand the importance of HazMat placards and labels.

  • Federal Requirements & Defining A HazMat Employer and HazMat Employee
  • Defining Hazardous Materials Classes
  • HazMat Carrier Responsibilities
  • Placarding Regulations and Requirements
  • The Importance of Placarding
  • The 6 Components That Make Up A Placard
  • Placarding Tables & Flow Chart
  • HazMat Labels
  • The Importance of Labels
  • Label Regulations, Requirements & Placement
  • Exceptions to Placarding
  • Things To Consider and Tips
Why Take this Training?

Why Take this Training?

Taking the HazMat placard training course is beneficial for both employees and owner operators of hazardous materials. It ensures that everyone handling these materials knows how to properly classify, label, and placard them for transport. This training will give you the confidence and knowledge necessary to ensure compliance and prevent accidents.

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a placard?
A placard is signage designated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to indicate the presence of hazardous material or dangerous goods. Placards use a combination of symbols, colors, and text to communicate the hazard.
How do I know if I am required to have placards?
How do I know if I am required to have placards?
Where am I required to place placards on my vehicle?
When required, you must place placards on the front, back, and both sides of a vehicle or bulk container making sure they are clearly visible.
How many classes of HazMat are there?
There are 9 different classes of Hazardous Materials
  • Class 1: Explosives
  • Class 2: Gasses
  • Class 3: Flammable & Combustible Liquids
  • Class 4: Flammable Solid, Spontaneously Combustible, & Dangerous When Wet
  • Class 5: Oxidizer & Organic Peroxide
  • Class 6: Poison Substances & Poison Inhalation Hazard
  • Class 7: Radioactive
  • Class 8: Corrosive
  • Class 9: Miscellaneous & Limited Marking Quantity
Is this training federally mandated by the FMCSA?
Although this training is not federally mandated, the FMCSA does mandate that hazardous materials being stored and/or transported to be properly classed, labeled, and placarded thus making this training advantageous for company employees and owner operators.

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