DOT regulations require that all employers that transport hazardous materials, cause hazardous materials to be transported or shipped, offer hazardous materials for sale, manufacture containers or packaging for hazardous materials, or recondition packaging for hazardous materials must train their employees on the applicable DOT regulations. The training requires all employees that participate in the handling, preparation, or transportation of hazardous materials receive General Awareness / Familiarization, Function Specific, Security, and Safety training as described in the regulations. The training program that SafEnvirons, inc. offers is approximately six hours of customized training that covers the applicable regulations related to DOT HAZMAT employee Training. The general awareness / familiarization section of the training will provide employees with the basics of the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and assist them with identifying hazardous materials. It includes: identifying HAZMAT Employers / Employees, determining the difference between hazardous materials and hazardous substances, placarding, labeling, and marking of containers, DOT Hazard Classes, a detailed review of the HAZMAT table, and a shipping paper review. The function specific section of the training will cover the requirements for several types of employees including: warehouse personnel, DOT HAZMAT drivers, clerical staff, shipping clerks, and supervisors. The security section of the training covers the three required sections: personnel security, site security, and en-route security. The training will cover the facilities written plan, specified duties in the plan, and the potential security risks identified in the facilities security assessment. The safety / emergency response section covers immediate notification requirements in the event of an unintended release of a hazardous material or hazardous substance and the emergency response procedures that should be followed. It also ensures employees know how to protect themselves from the hazardous chemicals onsite. Finally, the employees will receive awareness level training as required by OSHA’s HAZWOPER standard.
Driver File Management is time-consuming and requires constant attention. If carriers do not keep driver information up to date, they run the risk of allowing non-compliant drivers on the road. This DOT Driver File Management Program is designed to help carriers with compliance of the Department of Transportation regulations found in 49 CFR 391 and the Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse. This program will allow carriers to focus on their core business and leave the worries of DOT driver file requirements to SafEnvirons, inc. We have partnered with industry leading software providers to assist carriers with their compliance efforts. Using the software and the expertise of SafEnvirons, inc., carriers who use this service can be assured they are following the required regulations.
- DOT new hire kits that take the guess work out of hiring new drivers. The kit will include the required application for employment as well as all other documents required for the driver file.
- Carriers will be responsible for completing the information required for each driver and forwarding that information to SafEnvirons, inc. We will maintain the driver file and prompt the carrier when items are about to expire.
- Notices will be sent to the carrier 60 days and 30 days in advance of all items that require updating. Examples are driver’s license expiration, annual review of driving history, annual certificate of violations, driver training requirements, etc.
- Each carrier must maintain Drug / Alcohol Testing records. We will keep a copy of each test in the driver file as soon as these records are sent to SafEnvirons, inc.