Hazardous Materials Regulations Workshop 5/22/18

  • May 22, 2018
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • HACC Campus, One HACC Drive, Harrisburg, PA 17110


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The Pennsylvania Motor Truck Association (PMTA), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) invites you to participate in a FREE one-day workshop that will provide you with a basic understanding of how to use Title 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) and an overview of the many requirements for safely shipping and transporting hazardous materials.  

May 22, 2018 (Tuesday)
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Shumaker Public Safety Center, North Hall 203, 205 & 207

Harrisburg Area Community College
One HACC Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(Please park in lots N1 & N2)

9:00 - 10:00 am:  INTRODUCTIONS & HOW TO USE THE HMR; Tony Murray - PHMSA
Review how to locate specific HM information in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR), e.g., Hazardous Materials Table, mode restrictions, proper shipping name, hazard class, division number, ID number, packing group, packaging, special provisions, labeling, marking, and placarding requirements.  

10:15 – 10:45 am:  TRAINING & SECURITY REQUIREMENTS; Tony Murray - PHMSA
Discuss the hazmat employer and employee training requirements in    Title 49 CFR 172.700.  Provides an understanding of the security threat, an overview of the specific requirements of HM-232, and suggestions and guidance on how to comply with the regulations. 

Properly describe a hazardous material on a shipping paper in the basic sequence format, including additional descriptions and emergency response information. 

11:45 am - 1:00 pm: LUNCH (on your own)

1:00 - 2:30 pm:  HAZMAT BY HIGHWAY & PLACARDING; Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration
Determine the required placarding when offering and/or transporting hazardous materials by highway. 

2:45 - 4:00 pm:  PACKAGE SELECTION, MARKING, & LABELING; Tony Murray - PHMSA
Select the proper package, properly mark the package, and label the package.

The Hazardous Materials Regulations (Title 49 CFR Parts 171-180) specify requirements for the safe and secure transportation of hazardous materials in commerce by rail car, aircraft, water vessel, and motor vehicle.  These comprehensive regulations govern transportation-related activities by offerors (shippers, brokers, forwarding agents, freight forwarders and warehousers), carriers (common, contract and private), packaging manufacturers, re-conditioners, testers and re-testers, and independent inspection agencies.  The HMR apply to any person who performs, or causes to be performed, functions related to the transportation of hazardous materials such as: determination of and compliance with basic conditions for offering, filling packages, marking and labeling packages, preparing shipping papers, and handling, loading, securing and segregating packages within a transport vehicle, freight container or cargo hold.

This one-day workshop is hosted by subject matter experts from U.S. Department of Transportation.  Each workshop will include discussion topics on training requirements for hazmat employers and employees, security awareness requirements, packaging and labeling standards, placarding standards, proper shipping paper descriptions, and emergency response information.  Anyone who is interested in learning more about hazmat transportation safety and the HMR is welcome to attend.


PMTA Refund Policy
Unless specifically stated on registration materials, the deadline to receive a refund for an event registration is 5 business days prior to the event.  No refunds will be awarded after the deadline or to registrants who choose not to attend an event. Event registrations are transferable to another registrant unless otherwise indicated on event materials. Refund and registration transfer requests must include the name of the event and registrant attendee name.  Requests will be accepted via phone, fax, or e-mail. Refund requests may be subject to an administrative fee as stated on registration materials.

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