Change in Annual Hazmat Certification

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by UpstateNYUPSer, Mar 3, 2009.

  1. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    In what I assume is another cost saving measure, it appears that UPS has changed the way we are completing our annual hazmat training. Unlike the one hour class in past years, our center has taken the 20 question test, divided it in to 5 question blocks, and we are reviewing these during the PCM. We started today and will finish up on Friday. We are not starting early and were not asked to put this time in to the DIAD under training.

    Have any of you gone through this in you centers and, if so, what is your opinion on this change?
  2. upsdude

    upsdude Well-Known Member

    Our Hazmat training was completed in January, we started an hour early in groups of 10.

    Weekly Safety Zone has been cut in half, now it’s 5 minutes.

    Online testing was changed to on paper testing, Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3 completed on consecutive days.
  3. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    Our hazmat training was an hour long class complete with the video...

    except we were told to show up 20 minutes after it started!!!

    Not kidding.
  4. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Pretty much the same here. We do something weekly, with start times staggered T/W/Th. What we do varies week to week...............DOK and safety.
  5. rod

    rod retired and happy

    The main question is do they still give you all the answers to the test?
  6. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt Dark Prince of Double Standards Staff Member

    Same as before, only to the least best. :happy-very:
  7. BigBrownSanta

    BigBrownSanta New Member

    It's even better nowadays Rod. You don't even have to take the test anymore. All you have to do is show up and sit around BS'ing. About a week before an audit, they'll send you a message and ask if you attended the class. If you say yes, they'll fill out the test for you.

    Again, not kidding.
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    Oh this younger generation of UPSers are getting so soft! Back when men were men we actually had to stay awake and write down the answers as they read them to us:wink2:
  9. soberups

    soberups Pees in the brown Koolaid

    The new Hazmat film is better than the old one. The old one was made in the mid 90's so I had seen it at least 10 times, it had the annoying little Italian guy who kept cracking bad jokes and was under the mistaken impression that he was funny. Combine that with the cheesy music, and after the 9th or 10th viewing it was getting to be like fingernails on a blackboard.
  10. wily_old_vet

    wily_old_vet New Member

    It took you 9-10 times???:wink2: