HazmatU Updates Announced

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Aug. 18, 2015 – CCAR (The Coordinating Committee For Automotive Repair) and ShipMate, Inc. are pleased to share with our members news of numerous updates that have been completed within the suite of our online HazmatU training courses.

Highlights include:

  • New Proper Shipping Names including Safety Devices, electrically initiated and Safety Devices, pyrotechnic; Fuel Cell Cartridges; Fuel Cell Cartridges Packed with Equipment; Fuel Cell Cartridges Contained in Equipment; Lithium Metal Batteries; Lithium Ion Batteries
  • Changes to Explosive Registration Number documentation requirements
  • Enhanced Graphics
  • Updated Quizzes and Certification Exam
  • Courses can now be viewed on portable devices (e.g., smartphones and tablets)
  • Downloadable and Printable Wallet Card (available September 1, 2015)

The courses – including the most popular one entitled `Surface Transportation of Automotive Hazardous Materials’ — are tailored toward everyone in the automotive industry who handles Hazardous Materials. The training programs include content regarding:

– Batteries Lithium Batteries Safety Devices

– Accumulators

– Fuel System Components

– Car Care Products

Per the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations (Title 49, § 172.702) any employee defined as a hazmat employee is required to be trained. So, you ask, who is a hazmat employee? The definition is found in (Title 49 § 171.8) and includes employees that:

– Load, unload, or handle hazardous materials
– Prepare, package, label or mark hazardous materials
– Operate a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials

Now of course not all employees at your facility need to be DOT trained, but depending on who is responsible for different operations you may have to train more employees than you thought.

So, for a typical automotive service facility, employees that may need to be trained include:

  • Parts Managers – they oversee the transportation of hazmat
  • Parts Shipping and Receiving – they load and unload hazmats and might even prepare shipping papers

Other employees that may need to be trained include:

  • Parts Drivers – they may transport hazmat.
  • Service Technicians – they may prepare and package hazmat (e.g., an air bag being returned to the manufacturer).
  • Service Managers – they may oversee hazmat employee operations and may sign for hazmat shipments with the disposal of their facilities wastes.
  • Supervisors must also be trained, even if the supervisor is not directly responsible for any of the responsibilities listed above. Indirectly, supervisors are responsible for their employees, and their employees’ hazmat-related duties.
CCAR provides tailored information and resources for OEM dealers, collision repair centers, schools and mechanical service centers.

ShipMate, Inc. works with clients to help resolve their most demanding dangerous goods transportation, environmental management and safety issues. ShipMate provides creative ideas and cost effective solutions to resolve and manage their many compliance challenges.

The CCAR and ShipMate online courses offered now include:

  • Surface Transportation of Automotive Hazardous Materials (available in English and in Spanish)
  • Surface Transportation of Automotive Dangerous Goods – Canada (available in English and in French)
  • Multimodal Transportation of Automotive Dangerous Goods (available in English and in Spanish)
  • Transport of Automotive Hazardous Materials for Managers
  • Transport of Automotive Hazardous Materials for Service Technicians
  • Transport of Automotive Hazardous Materials for Parts Technicians & Analysts
  • Transport of Automotive Hazardous Materials for Drivers
  • GHS Hazard Communication Standard

For more information, please visit www.hazmatu.org or contact CCAR at 888/476-5465 or at info@ccar-greenlink.org.

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