Hazmat: General Awareness - Online Training Course

Interactive Training
30 minutes
Last Updated

Course Description

Hazmat: General Awareness - Online Training Course


 Regulations covered: Helps satisfy the Hazmat General Awareness training requirements 49 CFR 172.704(a)(1)

  • Topics covered by Hazmat: General Awareness include:
    • Determining a Hazmat
      • Is it a Hazmat?
      • Hazard of the Material
      • Hazard Classification
      • Other Criteria
      • The Hazmat Table
    • Ways to Communicate the Hazard
      • Communicating Hazards
      • Shipping Papers
      • Marking
      • Labeling
      • Placarding
      • Emergency Response Information
  • Intended Audience: All hazmat employees, across industries, who work with or around shipments of hazardous materials
  • Length: 30 minutes
  • Copyright Date: 2015 (Rev. 1/16)



After completing this course, learners will be able to:

  • Identify the required training all hazmat employees must receive
  • Determine if a material is a hazmat and verify its hazard classification using the Hazardous Materials Regulations
  • Recognize and identify hazmat through the use of shipping papers, markings, labels, and placards


To ensure full course functionality, your computer will need to meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Windows XP operating system, or later
  • 128 MB of RAM
  • Speakers or headphones, soundcard or on-board audio source
  • Video card and monitor capable of a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels
  • Internet Explorer 8.0 or newer for PC / Firefox 19 or newer for PC / Google Chrome 25 or newer for PC. If using a Mac desktop or laptop, Safari, Chrome and Firefox typically work, however it is advised you install the latest version of those browsers as well as the latest version of Flash.
    • Pop-up blockers must be disabled
    • JavaScript must be enabled
    • Flash Player 10, however the latest version is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED
    • Cookies must be allowed
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader 7.0 or higher
  • Minimum bandwidth availability of 1.5 Mbps. 3.0 Mbps or higher recommended.
  • This course can be completed using a tablet device, such as an iPad or Android tablet. We do not recommend nor support using a mobile device with a screen size of less than seven inches, such as a smart phone.
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