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IATA DGR Class 5 Oxidizing Substances & Organic Peroxides

Shipping Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides by Air

Online Training Certification Course

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This online training course covers the specific requirements for proper handling and transport of IATA HAZMAT Class 5 materials. Class 5 dangerous goods are oxidizing substances and organic peroxides that cause or enhance fire, explosion, and combustion hazards.

Many everyday items are considered Class 5 substances, such as hydrogen peroxide, pool chlorine, bleach, curing agents, polyester resin kits, and more. IATA Class 5 training ensures hazardous materials are transported safely. This protects everyone in the supply chain, as well as the general public, property, and environment.

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Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations requires safety training for every employee involved in handling, packing, labeling, and documenting dangerous goods for transport. According to the IATA DGR, IATA Class 5 certification must be provided or verified for all personnel as identified in Table 1.5 A. This includes airline acceptance staff, shippers, packers, and freight forwarders; cargo training and development specialists; ground handling and load control staff involved in the cargo chain; regulatory compliance specialists; operations and station managers; and security screeners.

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Case Study: In 1998, 2 gallons of 35% hydrogen peroxide solution in water spilled in the cargo compartment of a Northwest airlines flight carrying passengers to Tennessee. The Division 5.2 substance has corrosive properties, and it was packed in two undeclared 1-gallon plastic bottles. The bottles were located in an ice chest in the cargo hold, and they belonged to one of the passengers onboard. The hydrogen peroxide leaked out of the packaging and contaminated three mail sacks and an undetermined number of bags. While unloading the cargo, the handlers thought the spilled liquid was water and transferred some of the contaminated baggage onto another Northwest flight bound for Seattle. By the time the plane landed in Seattle, two bags in the cargo compartment were found smoldering.

Several people were injured as a result of the spill. Thirteen people in Tennessee were treated for skin exposure to hydrogen peroxide, and the handler in Seattle who removed the smoldering bags was treated for exposure to the fumes. The incident cost Northwest more than $40,000, but fortunately none of the injuries were serious.

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Governing Regulations

The U.S. Department of Transportation and international regulatory agencies govern the handling and transport of the nine classes of dangerous goods. Shipping oxidizing substances and organic peroxides by air is controlled by the IATA Class 5 Dangerous Goods Regulations. This online certification course satisfies all air carrier requirements for proof of IATA Class 5 training, including FedEx and UPS.

If you are also shipping other classes of dangerous goods you must take our full IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations training course in place of this one.

If you do not have a copy, you will need to purchase the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Manual both for reference purposes in your day to day shipping operations, and while taking this course.

You can access the IATA DGR Current Edition Significant Changes document from our "Resources" section.

What You'll Learn

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    Course Objectives
    Introduction to Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Philosophy of Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Statistics
  • How to Use the DGR
  • Changes to the 63rd Edition
  • Basis of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Application of the Regulations
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Operator's Responsibilities
  • Training
  • Adequate Instruction for Shipping Section II Lithium Batteries
  • Security
  • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
  • Hidden Dangerous Goods
  • Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
  • Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
  • Operator's Property Exceptions
  • Excepted Quantities
  • Limited Quantities
  • Variations
  • Packing Groups
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Multiple Hazards
  • Samples
  • Selecting the Proper Shipping Name
  • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Overpacks
  • Salvage Packaging
  • General Packing Requirements
  • Specific Packing Instructions
    Packaging Specifications and Performance Tests
  • Codes
  • Markings
  • Requirements for Inner Packagings
  • UN Outer, Single, and Composite Packagings
  • General Testing Requirements
  • Types of Tests
  • Test Reports
  • Specific Testing Requirements
    Marking and Labeling
  • Markings
  • Labels
  • General Label Specifications
  • Hazard Labels
  • Handling Labels
  • Shipper's Declaration
  • Completing the Shipper's Declaration
  • Air Waybill
  • Additional Documentation
  • Acceptance
  • Loading
  • Inspections
  • Provisions for Pilot-in-Command
  • Informing Passengers and Shippers
  • Reporting
  • Document Retention
    Class 5 Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
  • Oxidizing Substances
  • Organic Peroxides
  • Classification
  • Temperature Controls
  • Desensitization
  • Exceptions, Limitations, and Labels
  • Packing Instructions
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 3 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

Anyone involved in the shipping of hazardous goods by air must be IATA certified to do so. IATA regulations require retraining within 24 months of the initial training (or earlier if required by local authority).

Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.



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