Hazmat School

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Soccer97, Apr 21, 2018.

  1. Soccer97

    Soccer97 New Member

    Who is Hazmat Certified? Is there any study material to study from before going to week long class to get certified?
  2. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    Does your center/hub currently have a certified hazmat responder? If so, I would think that this person would/should have the study material that you would need. If not, ask your mgt team or safety committee to secure a copy from their district hazmat coordinator.
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  3. Soccer97

    Soccer97 New Member

    Thank You! Only certified person on our Local Sort is Sup & she is on vacay for 2 wks. Now they wanna send me.
  4. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Well-Known Member

    They should be able to e-mail the district coordinator and have the material in hand before you go to school.
  5. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    I am...not really much to study beforehand. Though if there is anything you want to know, I can probably help. I also have all of the designated responder books right here.

    Actually, you might want to go in there with a blank slate tabla rasa...
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  6. DriverNerd

    DriverNerd Active Member

    I was a responder for years before becoming a driver. You're only going to remember about 20% of what you learn in class. The rest is all going to come from the person who helps train you on the job. Don't worry about studying before hand.
  7. UnconTROLLed

    UnconTROLLed perfection

    Generally agree but I didn't get any real training on the job. You learn by taking the class, doing the job and also if you work alongside an experienced responder, you can see what they do and how they handle DMP. The "flow charts" basically tell you exactly what steps to take, anyway.
  8. Indecisi0n

    Indecisi0n Well-Known Member

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  9. capt42

    capt42 New Member

    No need to study. 25 percent class knowledge, 75 percent on job training. If you have a half decent trainer you will be fine.
  10. barnyard

    barnyard KTM rider Staff Member

    When I was a responder, the key was reading the flow chart and filling out the correct forms. Pretty easy, really.
  11. dookie stain

    dookie stain Cornfed whiteboy

    It’s a sup? Grieve her for every hour she ever worked. Think we care? Roll damn tide.
  12. Wally

    Wally BrownCafe Innovator & King of Puns

    The company bathroom needs a Hazmat team every Monday morning! What are they ingesting over the weekend?

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Our health/ shifter guy recently(allegedly) taste tested a leaking hazmat that later turned out to be medical waste. You will be fine.
  14. CentralSup

    CentralSup Member

    You dont need to study before hazmat acceptance auditor/responder school. The week long class will teach you everything you need to know to pass the test.
  15. Soccer97

    Soccer97 New Member

    Thank you!
  16. Soccer97

    Soccer97 New Member

    I'd have to say, tha seems like our bathroom also
  17. Hazmat responder or Hazmat auditor? The latter requires no previous knowledge. But be prepared for 8 hours a day for 5 days of painfully boring regulations.

    I'm the hazmat auditor at my hub. It's a cool job and definitely less physical than everything else. But it's the most important! You CANNOT make mistakes. This ain't the load where you can throw 10 missorts and no one gives a :censored2:.
  18. Boxslinger11

    Boxslinger11 Next gen teamster

    Sounds like cake where do I sign up