Fast Class – Video Tutorials on Hazardous Materials Regulations

The Short Line Safety Institute offers a regulatorily-compliant Hazardous Materials Training program. The program is designed to supplement your existing program and can be tailored to your operation. Training is held at your location and there is no cost to the railroad.

Based on the  material covered in the training program, SLSI has produced a series of short educational videos that provide a basic overview on key elements of the Hazardous Materials Regulations. The videos were designed with the busy railroader in mind and range in length from 4 minutes to 7 minutes.

If you are looking for a quick refresh on the most asked-about topics for safe movement of hazmat or need an engaging resource for a Safety Briefing – the FAST CLASS video library is for you!

Each of five videos below provide quick training on a specific topic and can be viewed in any order.

Click any of the video icons below to begin.

Hazardous Materials Training Requirements

This video provides a basic overview of the training that is required in order to move HazMat, and when training is required to take place.

The Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG)

This video provides an overview of the ERG, how to find information about the type of commodity onboard, potential hazards and emergency response guidance, and what steps should be taken in case of a spill.

Conducting a Rail Car Inspection

This video demonstrates the steps that should be taken to thoroughly inspect a rail car carrying HazMat, prior to  moving the car.

Required Hazardous Materials Shipping Documents

This video details the purpose and specific requirements of appropriate shipping documentation for HazMat, and how to update the documentation if needed.

Hazardous Materials Placarding

This video reviews the purpose and regulations of placards on railcars carrying HazMat.

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