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Commercial driver lincense - part 9

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Commercial driver lincense - part 9

  1. 1. Commercial Driver License Study Group 2012
  2. 2. Section 9 Hazardous Materials
  3. 3. Introduction • • • • Secretary of the Department of Transportation International standards Interstate, international, intrastate Hazardous materials regulations constantly changing • Challenge is for shippers and transporters to keep current
  4. 4. Hazardous materials are products that pose a risk to health, safety, and property during transportation. They may be gases, solids, or liquids, and any other material. Understand your role and responsibilities
  5. 5. Agricultural product • A hazardous material other than hazardous waste whose end use directly supports the production of an agricultural commodity including, but not limited to a fertilizer, pesticide, soil amendment or fuel. • Limited to Class 3, 8, or 9, Div. 2.1, 2.2, 5.1 or 6.1, or an ORM-D material.
  6. 6. Requirements • • • • Written test about regulations & requirements Continuing education Employer provides training (every 3 years) Training in recognizing & responding to security risks • Special written training – flammables, radioactive materials
  7. 7. Requirements • Find out about permits, exemptions, and special routes
  8. 8. Intent of Regulations • Contain the material • Communicate the risk • Assure safe drivers & equipment – How to identify HM – How to safely load shipments – How to properly placard vehicle – Hot to safely transport shipments
  9. 9. Who does What? • The shipper • The carrier • The driver
  10. 10. Who does What? • Pre-transportation functions – by shipper • Transportation in Commerce – Begins when carrier/private driver takes possession until they relinquish possession – Movement – Loading – Unloading – Storage (temporary)
  11. 11. Security • Some must develop and implement security plans • All hazmat employers must provide security training
  12. 12. Communication • 9 hazard classes – by risk • Shipping papers • Driver keeps shipping papers in clear view • Driver keeps shipping paper on drivers seat when out of vehicle
  13. 13. Labels • Shippers put labels, tags, or decals on packages
  14. 14. Placards • Placards on outside of vehicle and on bulk packages to ID hazard class of cargo • 4 identical placards required • At least 10 ¾ in square, on point, diamond • Identification number = 4 digit code
  15. 15. Placards • 3 main lists of hazardous materials • Hazardous material Table – see example • Appendix A to 49 CFR 172.101 – see example • Appendix B to 49 CFR 172.101 – marine pollutants
  16. 16. Shipping paper • Page numbers – Page 1 of 8 • Proper shipping description for each hazardous material • Shipper certification of packaging
  17. 17. Shipping paper • HM listed separately if a mixed cargo • Description HM includes (in order) – Shipping name – Hazard class or division – Identification number – Packing group
  18. 18. Shipping paper • Total quantify and unit of measure • RQ if reportable quantity – Name of HM • If G – technical name of HM
  19. 19. Shipping paper • Emergency response telephone number • Emergency response information • Emergency Response Guidebook – In truck – Driver’s responsibility
  20. 20. Shipper’s certification • The package has been prepared according to the rules • 2 exceptions – Shipper’s own product – Package provided by carrier
  21. 21. Recognizing HM • • • • • • • Read shipping paper Compare shipping paper to markings & labels Shipper’s type of business Storage tanks on shipper premises Package shape Labeling Handling precautions on package
  22. 22. Hazardous Waste • Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest – Paper trail – Sign by hand to receive, tranfer, delivery – Keep your copy of manifest
  23. 23. Placards • Table for products in ANY amount • Table for products if 1,001 lb. or more • Dangerous placard • Poison gas/poison inhalation • Dangerous when wet • Placards may be used even if not required • Bulk package 119 gal capacity

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