Hazardous Materials Transportation – A Guide to Success for Environmental, Health, & Safety Students and Professionals is the go-to resource for the smart EH&S professional who ships hazmat. You’ll learn a comprehensive approach for complying with U.S. domestic regulations in 49 CFR, Parts 171 – 180 focused on ground transportation.
We’ve taken a complex topic and made it approachable and easy to understand with everyday language. This highly usable guide will help you to confidently classify and name hazmat; select, assemble, fill, and close packagings; mark, label, and placard packages; fill out shipping papers and supply emergency response information; offer placards to drivers; and load and unload motor vehicles and rail cars. We cover the DOT’s administrative requirements like training and documentation, incident reporting, written security plans, registration triggers, and more. You’ll even learn how to take advantage of money- and time-saving exceptions. And we point out common pitfalls to avoid so you’ll stay in compliance and avoid fines and penalties.
This is the only resource you’ll need outside the Code of Federal Regulations to expertly perform your hazmat functions. The guide is chock full of visual aids such as graphs, charts, examples, tables, excerpts from the regulations, and real-life photos to demonstrate and support the content. Each section includes regulatory references to help you easily locate source information and research further details when desired. It’s also well annotated with additional background information to give you everything you’ll need to be a successful hazmat shipper.