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Hazadous Material Workshop

Course Description:

This course will educate participants on the handling of hazardous materials. We will conduct an interactive training session on different case studies that occur in real workplace experiences. Participants will gain a basic understanding of hazardous materials, and an understanding of the laws, regulations, and standards on the transport and management of hazardous materials. The student will be able to identify the characteristics of hazardous materials, labels, placarding and signage requirements and to implement an effective action plan for basic scene decisions on hazardous materials. Students will test their understanding of the subject using hands-on activities and be given the option of taking the DOT required test at the conclusion of the course.

Who Should Attend:
Employees who need DOT training (2 year training requirement), health and safety managers, shippers, drivers, safety committee members, supervisors, trainers, employees who want to obtain information about hazardous materials used at their respective workplaces.
How You Will Benefit:
• Discuss DOT and HAZ MAT regulations that pertain to storage and transportation.
• Assess impact on hazardous materials management.
• Identify essential resources essential for effective hazardous materials management.
• Identify the physical hazards of chemicals, and categorize chemicals.
• Explain the pathways for transport of hazardous materials in various environments.
• List potential controls and select controls for handling and storing hazardous materials.
• Conduct a hazard assessment of an actual or hypothetical industrial facility.
• Identify regulations and marking systems affecting hazardous materials in transport.
• Evaluate the capabilities on how to effectively manage a hazardous materials incident.


8:30 - 9:30 AM Introduction/ Hazardous Materials Management Principles, Physical and Chemical Properties of
Materials, and Risk Assessment
9:30 - 9:45 Break
9:45 - 10:45 Legal and Regulatory Framework
10:45 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:00 PM Worker Health and Safety, Personal Protection and Safety, Handling and Storage of Hazardous
Materials, and Emergency Management
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 2:00 Transportation of Hazardous Materials
2:00 - 2:15 Break
2:15 - 3:15 Hands-on activity
3:15 - 3:45 Review
3:45 - 4:00 Break
4:00 - 4:30 Optional DOT Test
4:30 Adjourn


  • DOT Regulations
  • Safety Data Sheets
  • ERG 2016
  • Scenarios
  • Plans
  • Case studies, group exercises, and demonstrations

John R. Moore III is president of Control EHS. He has a proven record as an effective leader and trainer in health and safety. John is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), and an OSHA authorized trainer (General Industry and Construction). He has over 20 years of experience applying Environmental, Health, and Safety (EHS) applications in a variety of industries.



Location / Accommodations:
The workshops will be held at the Courtyard Marriott/Homewood, 500 Shades Creek Parkway, Homewood, AL 35209-4418, (205)-879-0400. For the convenience of our participants, blocks of sleeping rooms have been made at the hotel where the programs will be held. Participants should call the hotel directly at (205)-879-0400 and speak with Amber or Courtney for reservations and mention that you are attending a UAB/Deep South Center sponsored course. The room rate is $107.00 night/includes full breakfast. The cutoff date for this room rate is May 17, 2017.

Professional Points:

The Deep South Center for Occupational Health and Safety is an approved provider of the Alabama Board of Nursing (ABNP0420, expires 01/03/2019) and has awarded the Respiratory Protection w/ Fit Test Training Program 7.2 contact hours.

For all others, the Deep South Center for OH&S provides CEU's for the Hazardous Materials Awareness Workshop .6 contact hours.

These workshops are offered by the Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety. The Center is an Education and Research Center (ERC) sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Auburn University. We provide a strong academic program of study which includes interdisciplinary coursework and field experiences. Our graduates have gone on to rewarding and challenging careers in business, federal agencies, academia, industry, and consultation. In addition to our academic programs, the Deep South ERC offers opportunities for professional development and outreach.


  • Cost: Hazardous Materials Awareness Workshop $ 150.00

Registration fees must be received in advance.

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Acceptable methods of payment: VISA, MasterCard, Discover and American Express
Please make check or money order to: University of Alabama at Birmingham 

Mail to: 

Deep South Center for Occupational Health & Safety 
UAB/ Ryals Public Health Building Office 520A
1720 2nd Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35294-0022

Cancellation Policy: If the workshop is canceled, the Deep South Center for OH&S cannot be held responsible for travel expenses. Refund requests must be made in writing 2 weeks prior to course. A 20% processing fee will be deducted.

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