American industries—agricultural, medical, manufacturing, mining, and more—transport millions of tons of hazardous materials by rail, road, sky, and sea every day. The availability and movement of these materials provide both businesses and homes with vital products and services, but they also leave our country vulnerable. The possibility of hazardous materials falling into the wrong hands presents a significant threat to national safety and security.
This new book focuses on the four major modes of transportation and provides industry managers with easy-to-read interpretations of the complex hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation regulations. It examines post-9/11 upgrades and identifies solutions for improving transportation, implementing proper safety programs, and managing potential security threats.
The author begins by examining the role of the Department of Transportation in hazmat compliance and the essential requirements of Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 49. He then examines enhanced security requirements, the regulatory and precautionary changes, implemented after the 2001 terrorist attacks. Readers of all management levels will discover a complete and up-to-date reference to understanding and conforming to the rules of CFR Title 49 Parts 174-177.
Shippers and transporters of all classes of hazmats will find detailed examinations of new hazmat employee training requirements, function-specific training requirements, and driver training requirements, as well as an overview of all Title 49 requirements.
Special features include the complete 170-page Hazardous Materials Table, 49 CFR 172.101, and answers to chapter questions.