All About Hazmat and the Training Available
"Hazardous substance means any substance designated or listed [...] which results or may result in adverse effects on the health or safety of employees." 
Hazmat training is suitable for individuals who handle, pack, or inspect hazardous material and for those who have similar duties or specific job responsibilities. Hazmat training will likely cover basic Hazmat handling, storing, and safety training. Hazmat training is appropriate for all individuals regardless of being in the Army because Hazmat and safety are everyone's responsibility. For this reason, training is of utmost importance. Available Hazmat training can be found on the web. There are self-paced online Hazmat training courses and schools as well as literature for everyone. Of utmost importance is, to learn the meanings of each Hazmat label or icon found on the item (as seen in the image to the right) to properly handle it.
If the one Hazmat training course that you are looking for is not found or available online, there are a few other options such as:
- Free Hazmat Publications available at Hazmat Online
- Payable Hazmat Training Media available at the Training Network website
The Army Safety Manual and Regulation (AR 385-10) covers policies, procedures, and guidelines of handling, packing, inspecting, and disposing of hazardous materials. AR385-10 also mentions that Army personnel working with Hazmat are required to take a refresher course every twelve months.
For Army training purposes, soldiers should check the Hazardous Material Army website for the following Hazmat information: Standards & Regulations, Compliance Guides, Additional Information, Related Links, and Training.