Hazardous Materials: How to Package Small Quantities

  • 4 topics | 46m 59s
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This activity-based course covers Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for packaging and shipping small quantities of hazardous materials by highway within the United States. Before taking this course, you should have already completed Skillsoft's DOT hazardous material transportation Modules 1 to 4, or other similar training, and have relevant experience using the DOT Hazardous Materials Tables. This course builds on those concepts as they relate to packaging small quantities for shipment by putting you into situations where you'll identify materials in the DOT Hazardous Materials Table and determine whether an exception applies and how it affects the packaging, marking, labeling, and preparation of shipping papers for small quantities of different types of hazardous materials in specific situations. This course does not address the requirements for shipping small quantities of hazardous materials by aircraft, rail, or vessel. 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 ways you can determine whether a material you're shipping is regulated by the DOT as a hazardous material if it isn't listed in the Hazardous Materials Table
  • package and ship a small quantity of a hazardous material that has no exceptions
  • package and ship samples
  • package and ship a small quantity of a hazardous material as a consumer commodity


  • Introduction to Packaging Small Quantities
  • Scenario 1: Shipping a Small Quantity
  • Scenario 2: Shipping a Product Sample
  • Scenario 3: Shipping Consumer Commodities