CDL Federal DOT & HAZMAT
USA Assurety Corporation is a national training leader in CDL Aerial Fire-Fighting HAZMAT Chemical training and transportation. This site provides information about preventing
occupational illness and injury in the trucking industry through links
to summaries, training presentations, publications and other resources.
USA Assurety Corporation offers a one-stop location to find applicable Department of
Transportation (DOT) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
compliance requirements related to worker protection.
OSHA regulations govern the safety and health of the workers and the
responsibilities of employers to ensure their safety at the warehouse,
dock, construction site, and in other places truckers go to deliver and
pick up loads throughout the country. While OSHA does not regulate
self-employed truckers, it does regulate workplaces to which the
truckers deliver goods and the workers which receive those goods.
This section highlights OSHA standards, directives
(instructions for compliance officers), standard interpretations
(official letters of interpretation of the standards), and whistleblower
protection may be applicable to a trucker depending on the location,
activity, type of material handled and industry.
Twenty-five states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands have OSHA-approved State Plans
and have adopted their own standards and enforcement policies. For the
most part, these States adopt standards that are identical to Federal
OSHA. However, some States have adopted different standards applicable
to this topic or may have different enforcement policies.
Other Federal Agencies
OSHA has jurisdiction over off-highway loading and
unloading, such as warehouses, plants, grain handling facilities, retail
locations, marine terminals, wharves, piers, and shipyards. The
Department of Transportation (DOT) has jurisdiction over interstate
highway driving, Commercial Driving Licensing (CDL), the hours of
service and roadworthiness of the vehicles.
The Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) has jurisdiction over the natural environment and
pollution prevention programs. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
regulates flight crews and some other aspects of the safety of ground
crews. OSHA covers most of the working conditions of ground crews and
baggage handlers. OSHA has jurisdiction unless preempted by another
Federal agency such as DOT, EPA or FAA, but OSHA can only be preempted
in a specified activity or task. OSHA has the ultimate responsibility
for the safety and health of all employees.
The following is an overview of the regulations, training requirements, and other resources from other federal agencies:
The Hazard Communication Standard (HCS)
is now aligned with the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and
Labeling of Chemicals (GHS). This update to the Hazard Communication
Standard (HCS) will provide a common and coherent approach to
classifying chemicals and communicating hazard information on labels and
safety data sheets.
Once implemented, the revised standard will improve
the quality and consistency of hazard information in the workplace,
making it safer for workers by providing easily understandable
information on appropriate handling and safe use of hazardous chemicals.
This update will also help reduce trade barriers and result in
productivity improvements for American businesses that regularly handle,
store, and use hazardous chemicals while providing cost savings for
American businesses that periodically update safety data sheets and
labels for chemicals covered under the hazard communication standard.
During the transition period employers may
comply with either the HazCom 1994, the Haz Com 2012, or both. For information on the HazCom
2012, please click on the link located at the top of the page.
effective dates for the HazCom 2012 can found at:
DOT Hazardous Materials
Recurrent Hazmat Training Online
Hazardous Materials Training
employers are required to certify the training of employees who perform
functions covered in the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The
instruction contained in this course will help you meet the training
requirements of 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H.
Who needs HAZMAT Training?
- All employees who handle or ship hazardous material must receive training.
- All employees that process hazardous materials paperwork.
- Supervisors of Hazardous Materials employees.
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