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    COLLISION AVOIDANCE

    Each year, tens of thousands of people are injured or killed in vehicle collisions. That’s why it’s important that all drivers understand the challenges that face them on the nation’s roads and highways. In this course, you’ll learn about types of collisions and how to avoid them, how to deal with emergency stop situations such as skids and shoulder drops, how to prevent collisions by properly negotiating intersections, and techniques for dealing with common distractions. 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.
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    DEFENSIVE DRIVING

    This course will provide simple defensive driving techniques to reduce your chances of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements – define defensive driving, recognize accident prevention methods, identify the importance of seat belts, describe the facts concerning the impact of ‘drinking and driving,’ and identify vehicle safety measures on the job. 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.
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    DEFENSIVE DRIVING FUNDAMENTALS

    This course will provide advanced defensive driving techniques to reduce your chances of being involved in a motor vehicle accident. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements – specify concerns to be addressed before and while driving, use safe driving techniques to avoid collisions, drive safely in various weather conditions, and respond to specific driving emergency situations. 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.
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    DISTRACTED DRIVING

    Each year, thousands of people are injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents involving distracted drivers. People driving while talking on their cell phones or eating put all road users at risk. With motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) now among the top causes of injury-related deaths and the number one cause of work-related deaths, all responsible drivers must be able to control distractions while at the wheel. In this course, you will learn why distractions cause accidents, and how to minimize your exposure to them. 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.
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    DOT 1: HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TABLE

    This training course will introduce the requirements of the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Materials Regulations, including definitions, the nine hazard classes, and the HAZMAT Table. The proper identification, preparation, and transportation of hazardous materials impact everyone’s safety. This course may be used to meet the requirements for general awareness or familiarization training. Your employer will provide additional general awareness, function-specific safety awareness, and security awareness training. The learning objectives of the course are to define terms associated with hazardous materials transportation, classify hazards according to DOT’s nine hazard classes, and recall and interpret information found in the HAZMAT Table. DOT 1: Hazardous Materials Table 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.
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    DOT 2: PACKAGING, LABELING, MARKING, AND PLACARDING

    This training course will introduce the requirements of the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Materials Regulations, including packaging, labeling, marking, and placarding. The proper identification, preparation, and transportation of hazardous materials has the potential to impact 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. Learner objectives are to list packaging requirements and practices to ensure safe transport, cite specific information found on the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT), identify what information on the HMT means or is used for, identify appropriate labeling requirements for the safe transportation of hazardous materials, identify the proper marking requirements for hazardous materials to include both bulk and non-bulk materials, and identify the appropriate placarding requirements for the transport of haza
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    DOT 3: SHIPPING PAPERS

    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. Learner objectives are to list the four components of the basic description of hazardous material, describe general information included on a shipping paper, identify methods to distinguish HAZMAT from non-HAZMAT on a shipping paper, and interpret information found on the Precedence Table. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global profession
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    DOT 4: LOADING AND STORAGE

    This half-hour training course introduces the requirements of the Department of Transportation’s Hazardous Materials Regulations, including the interpretation of the segregation table, general guidelines for shipping papers and loading and unloading HAZMAT, and incident reporting requirements. 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 or familiarization training. Your employer will provide additional function-specific training. Learner objectives are to identify characteristics of and interpret the segregation table, recognize general guidelines for preparing shipping papers, list general requirements for loading and unloading HAZMAT, cite actions to take during an emergency response, differentiate between situations which do and do not require immediate notification, and recognize when an incident report must be written.
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    DOT: AIR BRAKES

    Commercial vehicles are used every day to transport both goods and people. An important safety feature on these vehicles, the air brake system is used to control speed. The US Department of Transportation Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) regulates the use of air brakes and sets standards for maintaining and operating these systems to ensure they are used and maintained properly. Drivers of vehicles equipped with air brakes need to know the components of the systems, how they work, and how to use them, and make sure they’re operating safely. This course introduces the components that work together to create an air brake system, guidelines on operating a vehicle equipped with air brakes, and checklists for inspecting air brake systems and the air brakes on both single and combination units. DOT: Air Brakes was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, an
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    DOT: CROSS-BORDER REQUIREMENTS (US AND CANADA)

    The United States and Canada share the world’s largest and most comprehensive trading relationship. Each year, billions of dollars worth of goods are shipped between the countries, most by road and rail. In 1988, Canada and the US enacted free trade – an economic agreement that supports the trade of goods between countries without tariffs or other trade barriers. Mexico became a partner in 1994 in the broader North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). But although Canada and the US have aligned many trade regulations and standards, each country still has specific requirements for transporting goods across the border, particularly those goods deemed dangerous or hazardous. Prior to taking this course, you should have completed Department of Transportation (DOT) hazardous material transportation training modules 1–4. In this course you will learn about cross-border regulations for shipping dangerous goods across the US-Canada border by road or rail. You’ll also cover specific additiona
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    DOT: CSA FUNDAMENTALS

    CSA, which stands for Compliance, Safety, Accountability, is a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) initiative aimed at improving commercial motor vehicle (CMV) safety and ultimately reducing collisions, injuries, and fatalities related to CMVs. This course will teach you what CSA is and why it’s needed, how it works, and what a carrier can do to ensure it has an effective CSA program. 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.
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    DOT: DRUG AND ALCOHOL AWARENESS

    Drug and alcohol abuse by employees is a common cause of workplace problems, such as accidents and ineffective work practices, in the US today. These problems can affect profits and expose companies to increased medical and insurance costs, and any related financial loss due to compensation. Several US laws have been enacted to combat drug and alcohol abuse in the workplace. The Department of Transportation (DOT) interprets these laws and provides employers who are responsible for transportation employees with guidelines for setting up effective drug-free programs. These guidelines encourage employees and supervisors in the transportation industry to be vigilant of any coworkers who may display symptoms of substance abuse and provide details for effective drug and alcohol testing procedures. This course identifies the causes, indicators, and resultant problems of substance abuse and substance dependency in the US transportation industry. It describes the US laws that relate to drug and
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    DOT: HOURS OF SERVICE

    The US Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) issued a revised Hours of Service order in 2012. The effective compliance date of selective provisions was July 1, 2013. Drivers are now limited to 70 hours of driving time per eight-day period. Commercial motor vehicle operators need to be aware of the new driving rules, documentation requirements, and penalties for noncompliance. Hours of Service 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.
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    DOT: INSPECTIONS

    Maintaining safe working equipment and working conditions are essential when operating large trucks. In order to ensure that vehicles are safe to operate and share the road with, it is important to perform frequent inspections of the equipment you are using, as well as more extensive annual inspections. In this course, you will learn when to perform operator inspections, what to inspect, and how to report your inspections. You will also learn about requirements and standards for annual inspections as required by the Department of Transportation, or DOT. 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.
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    DOT: SECURITY FOR SHIPMENT OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS

    According to the US Department of Transportation (DOT), over 800,000 shipments of hazardous materials are transported in the United States every day. The materials shipped include those of chemical, petroleum, radioactive, explosive, and poisonous natures. Of the 800,000 shipments, almost 769,000 are transported by truck on the nation’s roads, with the rest divided among rail, pipeline, water, and air. These hazardous materials – or “hazmats” – are classified by the DOT according to the type of hazard they present and must be transported under the proper regulations set out by the DOT. This course examines the DOT’s security requirements relative to the shipment and transportation of hazardous materials. In addition, it explains the hazard classes and provides examples of the placards used when transporting hazardous materials. The course also outlines the basic elements of a security plan, defines the employers who require a plan, and explains the training required for employees of co
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    EMERGENCY SITUATIONS WHILE DRIVING

    Do you sometimes worry that you won’t be able to handle emergencies that might happen while you’re driving? Worrying isn’t helpful; instead prepare for potential driving emergencies by learning how to respond appropriately and safely to them. Successfully handling emergencies requires knowledge of how to prevent them when possible and how to handle them when they do happen. Understanding the typical types of collisions can help you avoid them, knowing how to handle a skid can help you successfully steer out of one, and knowing how to adjust your driving to hazardous weather conditions can help you prevent or avoid weather-related emergencies. It is also important that you know how to safely handle a breakdown. Finally, you should know how to complete an accident report in case you’re involved in an accident. Emergency Situations While Driving was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, h
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    FLAGGING SAFETY

    Traffic control is a critical aspect of worker and driver safety on road construction projects. Flaggers need to be knowledgeable about the standards and guidelines established by the Federal Highway Administration’s Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices. These include general guidelines for flagging, appropriate clothing requirements, and the standards for the signs, barriers and lights, and other devices used in your work. You also need to know where to position yourself for optimum safety, how to judge traffic speed and congestion, and regulate traffic accordingly. 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.
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    FLATBED CARGO SECUREMENT

    Safe loading and operation of a flatbed trailer depends on following rules and regulations related to safe loading of cargo, proper use of securement devices, and regular inspection of the load. In this course, you will learn about the hazards, rules, and safety provisions for ensuring your safety as a vehicle operator, as well as the safety of other vehicle operators you share the road with. Flatbed Cargo Securement 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.
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    HAZARDOUS MATERIALS: PACKAGING SMALL QUANTITIES

    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 s
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    HAZARDOUS WEATHER DRIVING FOR COMMERCIAL VEHICLE OPERATORS

    This course is designed to help commercial vehicle operators deal with hazards they may encounter when driving in bad weather conditions and how they can address a road emergency situation. Precautions for driving in rain, snow, fog, and windy conditions are covered, as are hydroplaning and skids and how you should react to them if you find yourself in such a situation. 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.