Do You Know When Your Training is Due?
Have you ever missed a payment because it wasnâ€™t set up on auto draft? Or maybe you have been late on a payment because you simply forgot when its due. We all have been there before. Human beings tend to live up to the stereotype of â€œout of sight, out of mindâ€ quite easily. This holds true for re-occurring training as well. Because we donâ€™t have to take the â€œtestâ€ every month, week, or even annually we tend to lose track of when its due. One of the most common question we receive at Transportation Compliance Associated, Inc. (TCA), is some form of:
How often is DOT training required?
Per the Department of Transportation (DOT) a â€œhazmat employeeâ€ must initially be trained in General Awareness, Function Specific, Safety Training, and Security Awareness within 90 day after employment. The requirements can be found in the Code of Federal Regulation or 49 CFR 172.704
Of course, the next question that usually follows is:
How often is recurrent training required?
Again, the requirements can be found if 49 CFR 172.704 which state that hazmat employees must conduct recurrent training:
- Every 3 years
- Change in job assignment; or
- Change hazardous materials regulations
Your employer may require additional training when new hazards, equipment, or new procedures are introduced or a failure in a safety procedure.
If youâ€™re wondering about DOT training it quite possible you may be shipping your products by more than one mode of transportation as well. As a quick reference guide, we have listed below the training frequency of 5 of the most common modes of transportation for your viewing pleasure:
TDG (Canadian Ground) -3 years
ADR (European Ground)- 3 years
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