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Multimodal DOT & IATA HAZMAT Shipping

Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air and Road

Online Training Certification Course

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This DOT and IATA Multimodal HAZMAT Shipping Safety Training Course covers regulations for safely transporting hazardous materials and dangerous goods by road and air, including how to properly identify, mark, label, placard, and package different classes of hazardous materials.

This course is for:
Multimodal training is ideal for workers who pack, load, transport, and inspect hazardous materials that are subject to IATA, and DOT shipping regulations. This course trains workers who transport different shipments over different platforms as well as workers whose shipments are carried over more than one platform along a single route.

Case Study: A DC-10 jetliner landed at O’Hare Airport in Chicago and cleared the aircraft of passengers, crew, and luggage. It was preparing for the next flight when a fire started. Within minutes, the flames burned through the top of the plane and completely destroyed the aircraft. Luckily, no one was onboard, and the workers cleaning the plane were able to escape. There were no injuries, and the fire crew had the fire under control before the fuel tank exploded. Investigations later determined that the fire was caused by the accidental activation of an oxygen canister that was being shipped to a repair station.

Between 2001 and 2007, the Federal Aviation Administration investigated over 80 incidents of undeclared or improperly prepared oxygen generators, accounting for over $3 million in civil penalties.

Key Takeaways: Many people don’t understand how the oxygen we breath everyday from the atmosphere can become so dangerous when concentrated and ignited. Oxygen behaves differently to air, compressed air, nitrogen, and other inert gases. It is very reactive. Pure oxygen, at high pressure, such as from a cylinder, can react violently with common materials such as oil and grease. Oxygen can cause other objects to ignite quickly and rapidly, which is why a fire that has an abundant supply of oxygen can become massive and explosive.

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Governing Regulations

This safety training explains the standards and regulations set forth by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) and the United States Department of Transportation. The course meets the following standards:

  • IATA and DOT training
  • IATA and DOT certification
  • IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)

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 Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods
  • Key Terms
  • Applicability
  • Training Requirements
    Regulatory Agencies
  • Classification of Hazards
    Class 1 - Explosives
  • Classification
  • Thirteen Compatibility Groups
  • Exclusions and Limitations
    Class 2—Gases
  • Aerosols and Aerosol Dispensers
  • Exemptions
  • How to Classify a Mixture of Gases
    Class 3—Flammable Liquids
  • Primary Hazards
  • Limited and Excepted Quantities
    Class 4—Flammable Solids
  • Division 4.1—Flammable Solids, Including Self-Reactive Substances, Polymerizing Substances, and Desensitized Explosives
  • Division 4.2—Substances Liable to Spontaneous Combustion
  • Division 4.3—Substances That Emit Flammable Gases When in Contact with Water
  • Class 4 Excepted and Limited Quantities
    Class 5—Oxidizing Substances and Organic Peroxides
  • Excepted and Limited Quantities
    Class 6—Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Infectious Substances
  • Exceptions
    Class 7—Radioactive Material
  • Radioactive Material: Regulatory Agencies
  • Classification
  • Exceptions and Limitations
    Class 8—Corrosives
  • Batteries
  • Limitations—Mobility Aids
  • Limitations—Mercury Barometers and Thermometers
  • Excepted and Limited Quantities
    Class 9—Miscellaneous
  • Limitations
  • Dry Ice
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Exceptions for Small Lithium Cells or Batteries
  • Additional Exceptions
  • Class 9 Regulations for Air Travel
  • Classification
  • Air Transport Limitations
  • Class 9 Magnetized Material
    The Hazardous Materials Table
  • HMT Column 1
  • HMT Column 2
  • HMT Columns 3 and 4
  • HMT Columns 5 and 6
  • HMT Column 7
  • HMT Column 8
  • HMT Column 9
  • HMT Column 10
  • HMT Appendix A, Hazardous Substances
  • HMT Appendix B, List of Marine Pollutants
  • How to Use the HMT
    List of Dangerous Goods for Air Transport
  • How to Use the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Proper Shipping Name
  • Items Listed by Name
  • List of Dangerous Goods
  • Columns A and B
  • Columns C–G
  • Columns H–K
  • Columns L–N
  • Mixtures and Solutions
  • Not Restricted
    Marking, Labeling, and Placarding
    HMR Marking
  • HMR Non-Bulk Markings
  • HMR Limited Quantities
  • HMR Bulk Markings
  • HMR Radioactive Material Markings
  • HMR Content-Specific Markings
    HMR Labeling
  • HMR Labeling Exceptions
  • HMR Labels for Radioactive Materials
  • HMR Labels for Mixed and Consolidated Packagings
  • HMR Label Specifications
    HMR Placarding
  • HMR Placard Exceptions
  • HMR Placarding Tables
  • HMR “Dangerous” Placard
  • HMR Placarding Subsidiary Hazards
  • HMR Placard Exceptions
  • HMR Placard Specifications
    International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations Marking and Labeling
  • DGR Markings
  • DGR Labels
  • DGR Label Specifications
  • DGR Hazard Labels
  • DGR Handling Labels
    General Packing Requirements
  • HMR and DGR Packing Groups
  • DGR Shipper's Responsibilities
  • HMR Packaging Responsibilities
  • HMR Package Inspections
  • Determining Appropriate HMR Packaging
  • UN Standard Packaging
  • Non-Bulk Packaging
    Packaging Exceptions
  • Packaging Exceptions—Limited and Small Quantities
  • Packaging Exceptions—Agricultural Products
  • Packaging Exceptions—Materials of Trade
  • Packaging Exceptions—Lab Packs
  • Damaged or Leaking Packages
  • Overpacks
  • DOD Packaging and Special Permits
  • Reusable Packaging
  • DGR Shipper's Declaration of Dangerous Goods
  • Completing the Shipper's Declaration of Dangerous Goods
  • DGR Air Waybill
  • Additional DGR Documentation
  • Security Plan Elements
  • En Route Security
  • Personnel Security
  • Unauthorized Access
    Incident Reporting
  • Written Reports
    Additional Resources
    Final Exam

It will take a MINIMUM of six hours to take 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.

Multimodal regulators all have unique retraining requirements. Routine online certification can keep workers up to date on HAZMAT procedures no matter what transportation platforms they manage. The particular regulations are as follows:

  • The IATA DGR requires recurrent training within 24 months of the previous training, unless a relevant authority defines a shorter interval.
  • The DOT HAZMAT Shipping regulations require recurrent training every three years.

Since the shortest retraining requirement is two years, we will email you twenty-one days before your certification expires so you have time to retrain.

Each student will receive 0.6 CEUs (or 6 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

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Multimodal DOT & IATA HAZMAT Shipping

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