TRAINING REQUIREMENTS FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGEMENT
SAMPLE TRAINING PLAN
Hazardous materials employees are assigned SKILL AREA CODES. A skill area code represents an
assigned set of duties and responsibilities and defines minimum training requirements. An employee
may be assigned multiple skill area codes. An employee must complete all training required under
assigned skill area codes. When an employee has more than one skill area code, additional training is
required for only those courses not contained in the first skill area code. Training must be completed
within regulatory timeframes. The training specified addresses functional areas of responsibility. They
are not intended to infer that separate training courses are required for each series. Training designed to
meet one requirement may also meet other functional area requirements. Trainers should plan training to
encompass related areas of responsibility.
Table G-1 of this appendix provides a summarization of a recommended approach for training typical
Table G-2 of this appendix provides a detailed listing of skill codes by depot employee titles and lists
Tables G-3 through G-5 of this appendix provide a listing of the various initial, refresher, and implied
When regulatory training timeframes are mandated, they are indicated under the appropriate course.
Training courses in this appendix are assigned a number series, i.e. R500, R600, or R700. Courses listed
in the R500 series are mandatory and require periodic retraining in order to meet regulatory requirements.
Courses listed in the R600 series are for refresher training requirements. Courses listed in the R700
series represent training which is implied by the regulation. Implied training is not explicitly stated in the
regulation, however training is required so that the employee can gain the knowledge to complete their
jobs in compliance with the regulations. For certain skill codes implied training is recommended in
addition to other specified courses and those codes include an "I".
Course numbers are to be matched as follows in order to identify the employee's complete training
Refresher/Implied training is not a requirement when there is no corresponding R600/R700 course given,