USDOT Hazardous Materials Placards Clipart CD $50.00 U.S.

What's included

HazMat Placards Clipart

This CD contains two folders of graphic files (one GIF the other BMP) each folder contains 129 placards (index below) each placard being 583 pixels by 583 pixels (sample below):

  • The GIF folder contains GIF89a (.GIF) indexed color versions of the placards with transparent backgrounds. These are ideal for use in PowerPoint presentations, etc. and may be resized within PowerPoint itself. This version of the placards also works very nicely within Microsoft Word for creating printed documents without generating Word documents with really large file sizes.
  • The BMP folder contains uncompressed BMP (.BMP) versions of the placards in 24bit RGB color with white backgrounds. These files are ideal for creating derivate graphics or for printed presentations (e.g. Adobe Illustrator).

Bonus Material: USDOT Hazardous Materials Transportation Training Modules

As a free bonus, this CD now contains the hazmat transportation training modules which were produced by the USDOT's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety.

Current U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) regulations require training (and retraining) of all employees who perform work functions covered by the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Any employee who works in a shipping, receiving or material handling area or who may be involved in preparing or transporting hazardous materials is required to have training.

The USDOT's Office of Hazardous Materials Safety has prepared these training modules that meet the requirements for General Awareness Training as prescribed in Title 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H. Each Module consists of three files; an instructor manual, a student manual and a Microsoft PowerPoint file for overhead presentations. There are nine modules total covering the following topics:

  • Module 1: The Hazardous Materials Table
  • Module 2: Shipping Papers
  • Module 3: Marking and Labeling
  • Module 4: Placarding
  • Module 5: Packaging
  • Module 6A: Carrier Requirements (Highway)
  • Module 6B: Carrier Requirements (Air)
  • Module 6C: Carrier Requirements (Rail)
  • Module 6D: Carrier Requirements (Water)

Please NOTE: We are not affiliated with the USDOT, we are simply including training materials in our CD (at no extra cost) that the USDOT makes freely available.


The graphics files of the placards provided on this CD may be used royalty-free except that they may not be sold or given to a third party as individual files, rather they must be incorporated into a presentation or derivate work where the placards do not exist as individual files (e.g. PowerPoint or PDF presentation, printed document, etc. are okay). The graphics on this CD MAY NOT be used to create webpages or other digital presentation where the graphic files of the individual placards still exist as individual entities (e.g. individual GIFs, PNGs, BMPs, JPGs, TIFs, EPSs, PSD, etc.).


This clipart is not designed or intended to be used for compliance with USDOT hazardous materials placarding and labeling regulations (Code of Federal Regulations Title 49) nor the placarding and labeling regulations of any other entity. These graphics files are only designed to be used for training and informational presentations. As such these graphics must not be used for the purposes of printing out placards or labels that would be attached to shipping containers or vehicles!


The placarding CD costs $50.00 including shipping via U.S. Mail and may be ordered online via the PayPal button below using Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover. Alternatively the CD can be ordered by printing out this page and mailing it with a check for $50.00 U.S. made payable to Kenneth Barbalace. Mail check and order to:

Kenneth Barbalace
Placarding CD
P.O. Box 1004
Portland ME 04104

When ordering, please make sure to provide a complete mailing address. CDs are normally mailed out within a day or two of receiving payment.

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Index of placards included and full sized sample

Related Resources

  • Guide for Handling Household Chemicals
    Things you can do to make your home safer.
  • USDOT Hazardous Materials Table 49 CFR 172.101
    An online version of the USDOT hazardous materials table from 49CFR 172.101. This table can be sorted by proper shipping name, UN/NA ID and/or by primary hazard class/division.
  • ERG (Emergency Response Guidebook)
    Have you ever wondered what those four digit numbers on the placards on the side of trucks and rail cars mean? Our online 2004ERG will give you your answer. This is an online version of the guidebook produced by the USDOT for first responders during the initial phase of a Dangerous goods/HazMat incident.
  • Chemical Database
    This database focuses on the most common chemical compounds used in the home and industry.

Copyright Notice

While excerpts from the Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 (49CFR) and the "Emergency Response Guidebook" are in the public domain, the image files on these pages, the design of these pages as well as all other materials on this site and graphics files are copyrighted by J.K. Barbalace, inc. Copyrighted material on this site, including graphics files, MAY NOT BE REPRODUCED in any form without the express permission.


WARNING: These pages are for general reference and educational purposes only and MUST NOT be relied upon as a sole source to determine regulatory compliance or where matters of life and health are concerned. This site and the author do not warrant or guarantee the accuracy or the sufficiency of the information provided and do not assume any responsibility for its use.

To ensure regulatory compliance when transporting hazardous materials or dangerous goods, one must receive proper training and certification from a qualified instructor and refer to the current year's Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 (49CFR) or your country's shipping regulations. In matters regarding workplace safety, refer to current OSHA regulations (29CFR) and NIOSH guidelines or your own country's health and safety regulations. No one should ever enter into a hazardous environment without proper training from qualified instructors.

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