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Key Requirements for Employees Transporting Hazmats

Monday, June 5, 2017  
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By Occupational Health & Safety

Between OSHA and EPA's training requirements, employees who handle hazardous materials in their workplace should be very familiar with the hazards presented by any of the chemicals they work with daily. But when hazardous materials leave the facility in the form of a finished product, OSHA and EPA training is not enough.

The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), which is part of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), requires every person who is involved in the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce to receive specific training to understand how their actions affect transportation safety. Any facility that offers a hazardous material for transportation is a "hazmat employer" and must properly train its "hazmat employees."

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