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OSHA Department of Transportation (DOT) Training Course

Course Details:
Category: OSHA Compliance Duration:
45 minutes
Target Audience: Healthcare providers or employees that take part in the transportation of biomedical waste or OPIM.
Course Overview: Healthcare providers and/or employees that transport biomedical waste (or other OPIM) from one location to another must-have Department of Transportation (DOT) training. DOT defines a hazardous material as any item or chemical which, when being transported or moved in commerce, is a risk to public safety or the environment, and is regulated as such under its Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration regulations which includes the Hazardous Materials Regulations. This training promotes the proficiency and understanding of the proper procedures to follow when handling, transporting, and/or shipping biomedical waste or other OPIM.

Training Includes:

  • Overview of the Department of Transportation

  • Hazardous Material Definition

  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Act (HMTA)

  • Training Requirements for Hazmat Employees

  • General Awareness Training

  • Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

  • Safety Data Sheets (SDS)

  • Hazard Communication Standard

  • Health, Environmental, and Physical Hazards

  • Safety Precautions Needed for Biomedical Waste

  • General Awareness for Chemicals

  • Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials

  • Secondary Container Labels

  • Function-Specific Training

  • Material Designation and Labeling

  • Packaging Requirements

  • Spill Response and Cleanup

  • Bodily Fluid or OPIM Spill Cleanup and Disinfection

  • Necessary Safety and Security Training

  • Training Records

  • Emergency Response Plan

  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Uniform Safety Act

  • HMTA Enforcement Agencies