Each hazmat employer must:
- train and test,
- certify, and
- develop and retain records of current training (inclusive of preceding three years) for each hazmat employee (during the period of employment and 90 days thereafter).
Hazmat training must include:
- General awareness/familiarization,
- Safety, and
- Driver training (for each hazmat employee who will operate a motor vehicle).
Frequency of Training
- a new employee, or an employee who changes job functions, may perform hazmat job functions before completing training, provided:
- the employee does so under the direct supervision of a properly trained and knowledgeable hazmat employee; and
- the hazmat training is completed within 90 days of employment or change in job function.
- Recurrent training is required at least once every three years. The three year period begins on the actual date of training.
- Relevant training received from a previous employer or source may be used to satisfy the requirements provided a current record of training is obtained from the previous employer or source.
Training Records must include:
- Hazmat employee’s name;
- Completion date of most recent training;
- Training Materials (Copy, description, or location);
- Name and address of hazmat trainer; and
- Certification that the hazmat employee has been trained and tested.