Online Training Certification Course Shipping Dangerous Goods by Air, Road, Rail and Sea
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Multimodal shipping often involves transporting hazardous materials by some combination of trucks, ships, trains, and aircraft. Multimodal hazmat shipping is unique because preparations that protect dangerous items on one platform may not protect them on another. For instance variant temperatures, air pressures, or vibration levels may affect cargo in unpredictable ways. That's why shipping dangerous goods along a route over different transportation platforms can benefit from specific multimodal HAZMAT training.
This multimodal HAZMAT certification course uses online training to explain how to manage dangerous goods across diverse transportation platforms.
What are the governing regulations? This safety training explains the standards and regulations set forth by the International Air Transport Association (IATA), the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), and the United Nations International Maritime Organization (IMO) IMDG Code. The course meets the following standards:
IATA and DOT training
IATA and DOT certification
IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR)
IMO International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG)
Who must take this training? Multimodal training is ideal for workers who pack, load, transport, and inspect hazardous materials that are subject to IMO, 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: Around 10 percent of container cargo worldwide comprises hazardous goods, but as the following disaster makes clear, not every shipper chooses to declare the presence of hazardous materials. The process for calculating cargo risk that is currently used by Customs and Border Protection (CBP) in the United States begins with an analysis of the cargo manifest that an ocean carrier provides about any shipment that has been accepted for transport to the United States. This cargo manifest is provided to CBP by the carrier based on information provided by a shipper about the cargo it has contracted for transport. Since the container is sealed, an ocean carrier is in no position to confirm the accuracy of the declarations it receives from its customers. Essentially, it is an honor system. Unfortunately, some shippers are not always forthcoming about the cargo they are shipping. This reality was made clear on March 21, 2006. The M/V Hyundai Fortune, a large ocean-going containership, transiting from Asia to Europe via the Suez Canal, had a catastrophic fire off the Gulf of Aden, 60 miles south of the coast of Yemen. Efforts to contain the fire failed and the crew abandoned ship. Ultimately, the ten-year old ship was sold for scrap. The cause of the fire is believed to have been a container loaded with petroleum-based cleaning fluids stowed near the engine room. The shipper failed to indicate the hazardous nature of this shipment to the Hyundai Fortune, undoubtedly to avoid the special handling fees associated with transporting hazardous materials.
Key Takeaway: Failure to comply with shipping regulations can have far-reaching and catastrophic results for people, companies, and the environment.
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.
The IMDG Code does not specify a required recertification schedule. However, HAZMAT employees on US and foreign vessels operating in the navigable waters of the United States must follow the retraining requirements in 49 CFR Part 176, Section 13 which requires retraining 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.