DOT 3: Shipping Papers

  • 4 topics | 28m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course will introduce the requirements of the Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials Regulations, including the components of the basic description of hazardous material, general information required on the shipping paper, use of the HAZMAT Precedence Table, and general emergency response information. The proper identification, preparation, and transportation of hazardous materials affect everyone's safety. This training course may be used to meet the requirements for general awareness and familiarization training. Additional function-specific training will be provided by your employer. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • identify the four components of a hazardous material basic description and the sequence in which they should be placed on shipping papers
  • describe the purpose of the HAZMAT Precedence Table
  • recognize how to label HAZMAT in a given scenario
  • identify methods used for labeling a mixed shipment
  • recognize requirements for providing emergency response information


  • Basic Description
  • The HAZMAT Precedence Table
  • HAZMAT Labeling Requirements
  • Emergency Response