Environmental Health and Safety

Hazardous Material Transportation, Training Information

EHS has the responsibility for certifying that employees have received the appropriate training. Individual departments have the responsibility for identifying employees who require training and ensuring that the employees are trained. Depending on the functions of the employee and the types of hazardous materials involved, training will range from approximately 3 hours to several days. The curriculum is described below:

Employees must take the courses in the order they are listed.

Required training for employees who handle (load, unload, move) hazardous packages to or from UT vehicles and on UT property:

  1. Safety Awareness:
    • OH101 Hazard Communication
    • OH102 Site-Specific Hazard Communication
  2. General Awareness
    • OH600 Shipping Hazardous Materials: General Awareness and Familiarization (Prerequisites: OH101 and OH102)

Required training for employees who ship chemicals:

  1. Safety Awareness:
    • OH101 Hazard Communication
    • OH102 Site-Specific Hazard Communication
  2. General Awareness/Function Specific:
    • OH601 DOT/IATA Hazardous Materials Transportation Training
  3. Additional Function Specific:
    • OH605 EHS DOT Seminar (Prerequisite: OH601)

Required training for employees who ship radioactive materials:

  1. Safety Awareness:
    • OH101 Hazard Communication
    • OH102 Site-Specific Hazard Communication
  2. General Awareness/Function Specific:
    • OH602 DOT/IATA Hazardous Materials Transportation Training
  3. Additional Function Specific:
    • OH605 EHS DOT Seminar (Prerequisite: OH602)

Required training for employees who ship infectious agents/diagnostic specimens:

  1. Safety Awareness:
    • OH101 Hazard Communication
    • OH102 Site-Specific Hazard Communication
  2. General Awareness/Function Specific:
    • OH603 or OH604: DOT/IATA Infectious Agents/Diagnostic Specimens Transportation (Prerequisites: OH101 and OH102)
  3. Additional Function Specific:
    • OH605 EHS DOT Seminar (Prerequisite: OH603 or OH604)

Alternative Courses

Departments may also arrange for DOT training using resources other than the EHS curriculum, but EHS must approve the course content before the employees take the course.

Refresher Training

Hazardous Materials Transportation Certifications are valid for two years. Contact EHS for information on refresher training at least three months prior to the expiration date on your certificate.