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IATA DGR Class 7 Radioactive Materials

Shipping Radioactive Materials by Air

Online Training Certification Course

From the highest rated and most trusted online training company - since 2008.

Radioactive material is used in numerous applications, including the production of medicine, smoke detectors, plastic, and cell phones. This online training course details important safety measures for transporting radioactive materials by air. These safety measures protect workers, the public, and the environment from the risk of accidental exposure to radioactive materials.

Shipping radioactive materials, even in small quantities, requires a level of care above and beyond standard precautions for hazardous goods. This Class 7 dangerous goods training course covers the specific requirements for handling and transporting radioactive material.

This course is for:
Anyone involved in the handling, loading, or acceptance of Class 7 air freight should undergo IATA certified safety training. This includes all personnel identified in Table 1.5 A of the IATA DGR, such as 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.

Case Study: In 1997, 115 passengers aboard a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight were exposed to nuclear radiation. The exposure was due to a leak from radioactive technetium generators, which are used in medical equipment. The equipment had not been properly packed according to transport officials. The airline informed the passengers of the incident due to the negligible health risk the exposure posed. Aviation officials launched an investigation in response to the airline's packing failure, and KLM ceased transport of dangerous goods in the interim. As a result of the exposure, KLM received additional restrictions on its license to transport dangerous materials.

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Governing Regulations

The IATA Class 7 Dangerous Goods Regulations govern air shipment of radioactive materials, radiopharmaceuticals, and radioisotopes. This online certification course satisfies all carrier requirements for proof of IATA class 7 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

    About This Course
    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 7 Radioactive Material
  • Definitions
  • Hazards
  • Limitations
  • Classification
  • Special Form
  • Low Specific Activity (LSA) Material
  • Surface Contaminated Objects (SCO)
  • Fissile
  • Low Dispersible Radioactive Material
  • Subsidiary Risks
  • Packing
  • Before Shipment Requirements
  • General Requirements
  • Excepted Packages
  • Industrial Packages
  • Type A Packages
  • Type B(U) and B(M) Packages
  • Type C Packages
  • Fissile Material
  • Uranium Hexafluoride
  • Transport Index and Criticality Safety Index
  • Marking
  • Labeling
  • Documentation
  • Competent Authority Certificates
  • Handling
  • Storage and Loading
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 4 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.

IATA radioactive training certification is good for a period of two years. Recertification must be provided within 24 months of the previous training.

Each student will receive 0.4 CEUs (or 4 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Neville O Verified
IATA DGR Class 7 Radioactive Materials 63rd

Great course, a lot of information presented in an easy to digest way

Trey G Verified
IATA DGR Class 7 Radioactive Materials 63rd

Very well presented and prompted.

Marcel S Verified
IATA DGR Class 7 Radioactive Materials 63rd

I believe it to be an intense experience

Wesley K Verified
IATA DGR Class 7 Radioactive Materials 63rd

Really enjoyed the class and the test was a challenge but was wrote good.

Willie C Verified
IATA DGR Class 7 Radioactive Materials 63rd

I liked the fact that you changed narrators from time to time. A few of the pictures I thought were misplaced for the topic, and more example pictures to look at would be nice. And maybe some interaction of labeling a box using mouse moved icons or something like that. But hey good job otherwise!

Michael K Verified
IATA DGR Class 7 Radioactive Materials 63rd

I really appreciate this course. I needed to send an item but realized my training recently expired. Thank you and i'll use it in 2 years. Also thank you for a comprehensive test.

Liza K Verified
IATA DGR Class 7 Radioactive Materials 63rd

The course was very thorough and covered all aspects of the regulations. I liked that the references to the DGR were included. Marking and labeling can be tricky and I think it might be beneficial to include some pictures of correctly marked and labeled packages.

Russell H Verified
IATA DGR Class 7 Radioactive Materials 63rd

Very good course. Exam was somewhat different than the practice questions. This gave me a few difficulties. The Exam, however, was completely fair.



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