Training to Handle Hazardous Materials

Written by Small Business Magazine on December 30th, 2018. Posted in Army hazmat training, Dot hazmat training, Dot training course

Not all cargo being transported in trucks, ships, or airplanes are totally inert or harmless, and some materials that are used daily in a factory, refinery, or other workplace may in fact be hazardous materials, and hazmat certification and hazmat training are standard prerequisites for handling these materials to prevent incidents of injury or damage to property. Any worker who will transport, load, or unload hazardous waste in confined spaces will need the know-how to handle these materials without danger, and this means a hazmat training course should be taken. Preventing disaster means understanding the nature of any hazardous material as well as wearing the right protective material and using the right operating procedure for handling all hazardous materials, whether solid, liquid, or gas. Agencies such as OSHA and many others may also offer online IATA courses and more so that workers can become certified to safe

Natural Disasters Like Tropical Storms Require Careful Attention to DOT Guidelines

Written by Small Business Magazine on September 13th, 2018. Posted in Bloodborne training, Dot training course, Hazardous waste management certification training

As the east coast, and specifically the state of North Carolina, braces for Tropical Storm Florence later this week, it should come as no surprise that there are many emergency procedures in place and that the area Departments of Transportation (DOT) are doing everything they can to facilitate the safe and timely evacuation of more than 1 million people who have been asked to leave their homes. In addition to the people leaving the area, however, there are also many companies who are doing everything within their power to make sure that both dangerous and valuable inventories are also moved to much safer locations. For this reason, there are a number of DOT hazmat certifications that are in place and these still need to be followed even as the storm approaches.
Shipping hazardous materials always involves a number of permits and certifications, but in times of natural disasters, when there are so many private motorists on the road, DOT hazmant training is especially important.