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Hazardous Materials Transportation: Bulk Transport

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the different types of bulk packaging and the importance of following DOT regulations when transporting hazardous materials.
  • Describe the specific procedures that must be followed when loading or unloading hazardous materials to prevent leaks or spills.
  • Identify inspection items for bulk containers, proper use of placards and markings, and explain emergency response procedures in the event of a leak or spill.

Available in English

16 minutes

This lesson is for all workers involved in the loading, unloading, and transport of hazardous bulk materials.

Course Outline
  • What is Bulk Packaging?
  • Loading/Unloading Bulk Packaging
  • ​Transporting Bulk Packaging
  • 49 CFR 178 Subpart H - Specifications for PortableTanks - 178.255-1 General Requirements
  • 49 CFR Subpart E - Qualification and Maintenance of Cargo Tanks - 180.407 Requirements for Test and Inspection of Specification Cargo Tanks