University Safety and Assurances

Hazardous Materials Shipping and Transportation General Awareness Training


Target Audience

DOT Transportation Safety Brochure
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation Coordinators for UWM departments and divisions
  • Employees who prepare hazardous materials for transport


The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates the transportation of hazardous materials. The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) are located in 49 CFR 171-179. The HMR was originally developed to address the acute hazards associated with the transportation of explosives and flammables. These regulations have evolved to include

  • Classification
  • Hazard communication
  • Transportation
  • Packaging
  • Emergency response


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