Transportation Compliance Associates, Inc. Helps You Meet Your HazMat Training Needs

March 19, 2016 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
March 19, 2016 - Clinton, PA Transportation Compliance Associates, Inc. (TCA), a regulatory compliance firm for the handling of hazardous materials, is providing information to help you meet your HazMat training requirements. If you are in the business of transporting hazardous materials or dangerous goods via ground, waterways or the air, it is absolutely necessary to understand the type of training you need, whether it pertains to a federal agency mandate or trade association requirement.

Who Needs HazMat Training? Avoiding training your employees not only poses an internal safety hazard, but will violate laws and regulations laid out by the Department of Transportation. HazMat training may be required for any employee in your organization who has any involvement in the handling of hazardous materials and dangerous goods. Employees who have previously completed such training may also be required to submit to periodic recertification in order to meet current regulatory standards. As you may be aware, up-to-date records are required to be maintained regarding the delivery of dangerous material training, which are subject to compliance audits.

Types of Required HazMat Training There are three specific categories of training you may be required to undergo based on the type of materials you transport. Most all hazardous material handlers will be required to complete Department of Transportation (DOT) training under Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Air transport companies complete the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) training, while shippers using waterways will complete the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code HazMat training certification.

Any employee may also be subject to agency specific training as required from time-to-time, such as the 29 module Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) training required by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

How Transportation Compliance Associates Helps You Meet HazMat Training Requirements
Transportation Compliance Associates, Inc. designs training specific to the type of HazMat that your company ships. Training can be delivered on site or computer-based and delivered as frequently as needed. Online classes leave your company with different options of how to administer the training and in what time frame.

Transportation Compliance Associates, Inc. is a team of regulatory compliance professionals with more than 100 years of experience in providing professional hazmat consulting and management solutions. TCA takes a customized approach to meeting your training needs with solutions ranging from online and in-person HazMat training, data management, operational support and assistance with large scale projects. For more information about TCA and how they can assist your business, contact them at (855)637-9566, via email at info@hazmat-1.com or on the web at www.learnhazmat.com.

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