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Hazmat Employee: Anyone who is employed by a hazmat employer and directly affects the safety of hazardous materials during transport. This includes the owner-operator of a motor vehicle who transports hazardous materials in commerce. It also includes any individual employed by a hazmat employer or is self-employed, who, during the course of employment:
(1) Loads, unload, or handles hazmat;
(2) Designs, manufactures, fabricates, inspects, marks maintains, reconditions, repairs or tests a package, container or packaging component that is represented, marked, certified or sold as qualified for use in hazmat transport;
(3) Prepares hazmat for transportations;
(4) Is responsible for the safety of transporting hazmat; or
(5) Operates a vehicle used to transport hazmat.