IN CASE YOU DIDNâ€™T KNOW!
You may or may not have heard from a coworker, friend, or even inspector that the Department of Transportationâ€™s (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) was no longer taking enforcement actions against hazmat employers who were unable to provide recurrent training consistent with Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) training requirements due to Covid-19. While this may be true, it was only true for a certain period, more specifically 90 days from the date of issuance.
The most obvious next question isâ€¦ When did PHMSA officially issue the notice? It was issued on March 25, 2020 which means it expired June, 2020. This means, if you were under the impression retraining was not necessary now due to Covid-19, you may be at risk for penalty. As, luck would have it, Transportation Compliance Associates (TCA) has you covered for all major modes of transportation.
To see the full Notice from DOTâ€™s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Administration click HERE!
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