Evaluating the Effectiveness of Hazmat Transportation Training

Both nationally and internationally there has been a long-standing requirement that persons engaged in the transport of dangerous goods shall receive training. Nevertheless, training deficiencies continue to be a major finding in hazardous materials transportation incidents and violations (HMCRP Report 1: Hazardous Materials Transportation Incident Data for Root Cause Analysis). The Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration has published guidance for developing a hazardous materials training program as well as numerous training modules and training aids to assist in improving the quality and effectiveness of hazardous materials employee training. However, research is needed on the impact of different instructional strategies, media, delivery techniques, and testing techniques; and, most importantly, there is a need for metrics to measure and evaluate hazardous materials training effectiveness. The objective of this research is to develop a guide that describes methodologies, metrics, and best practices used to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and instructional methods (including preparation and delivery) used to impart hazardous materials (hazmat) transportation safety and security regulatory requirements to public- and private-sector hazmat employees.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $200000.00
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project HM-17

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration

    U.S. Department of Transportation
    East Building, 2nd Floor 1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
    Washington, DC  United States  20590

    Hazardous Materials Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001
  • Performing Organizations:

    Project Performance Corporation

    1760 Old Meadow Road, Suite 400
    McLean, VA  United States  22102-4331
  • Principal Investigators:

    Davis, Kimberley

  • Start Date: 20111116
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20130316
  • Source Data: RiP Project 38396

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01548176
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project HM-17
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Dec 18 2014 1:00AM