One important method for identifying hazardous materials is through the use of container labels. From bottles and drums to trucks and railcars, labels and placards provide information about the contents of a container, as well as what to do and who to call in case of an emergency. Because this information is so critical for the safe handling and transporting of these potentially dangerous substances, several organizations have developed labeling and placarding systems to communicate to employees about a container's contents.
MARCOM's training products on "Hazardous Materials Labels" are designed to help employees understand the characteristics of different labeling systems and the ways that each convey information. By recognizing the differences and similarities of these systems, employees will be better prepared to work safely around hazardous materials. Topics covered in these products include:
- Types of containers requiring labels and the information required on the label.
- Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous material classifications.
- DOT label and placard requirements.
- United Nations identification numbers.
- The Hazardous Materials Identification System (HMIS).
- The National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) labeling system.
- Hazardous waste labeling.
- and more.
MARCOM's DVD programs provide all the information that is needed for a comprehensive employee training session. Programs come with an easy-to-use leader's guide, scheduling and attendance forms, employee quiz and training certificate.
DVDs are subtitled and allow the course to be played from beginning to end or by section, and are indexed so that sections can be accessed in any order.
Available in English and Spanish.
Runtime: 22 minutes