DOT Shipping Lithium Batteries
49 CFR 173.185 Online Training Certification Course
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Lithium batteries are an integral component of our increasingly mobile lifestyle. While they power electronics essential to daily life, they also pose safety hazards. The Department of Transportation regulates lithium batteries as hazardous materials under the DOT's Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR 173.185). This law includes rules designed to eliminate poor handling and backing of lithium batteries.
Per the DOT, shipping lithium batteries requires proper packing, labeling, and handling to reduce the risk of chemical and electrical hazards. Our online certification course in safe DOT shipping lithium battery training is designed to help you achieve a greater understanding of the rules and regulations in place to ensure the safe shipment of hazmat lithium batteries.
This DOT lithium batteries online training course highlights best practices to minimize the risks associated with shipping lithium batteries, such as monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting standards. Topics include the classification of lithium cells and batteries; acceptable packaging materials; proper marking and labeling procedures; size requirements; hazard communication; disposal and recycling methods; and handling damaged, defective, and recalled batteries.
NOTE: If you ship lithium batteries by air you also need our IATA DGR Class 9 course.