Safe and Compliant Multimodal Transportation of Lithium Batteries (49 CFR, ICAO/IATA, IMDG, TDGR, ADR) (2019)
This course provides training for dangerous goods employees responsible for preparing, offering in transportation, or transporting fully-regulated and excepted lithium batteries by the highway/rail or air modes of transportation, domestically and internationally. The course is designed for students of all knowledge levels so prior hazardous material training is not a pre-requisite to attend.
The course provides function specific training on the transport regulations within the scope and applicability of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (49CFR) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR), International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code), Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulation (TDGR) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations to satisfy the training requirements for employees shipping lithium metal and lithium ion and excepted lithium batteries
In order to satisfy the training requirements in §172.704(a) for general and security awareness, make sure you also complete a separate general awareness/familiarization or security awareness training.
The course has been updated to include all regulatory changes through April 2019 to include the February 27, 2019 US DOT PHMSA Interim Final Rule harmonizing with the international air transport regulations prohibiting the transport of lithium ion cells or batteries as cargo on passenger carrying aircraft and the November 27, 2018 US DOT Notice of Proposed Rulemaking HM-215O.
The training program will address the following questions:
- What are the different types of lithium batteries and how are the defined in the regulations?
- What are the exceptions to the regulations?
- How are lithium batteries packaged and shipped by air in accordance with ICAO/IATA DGR?
- How are lithium batteries packaged and shipped by vessel in accordance with the IMDG Code?
- How are lithium batteries packaged and shipped by road in accordance with the requirements of ADR and domestically in the U.S. by 49 CFR?
- What marks or labels are required?
- How do the U.S. regulations impact international shipping?
- What are the changes with the U.S. harmonization rulemaking and how does it differ from the international regulations?
The course is fully animated and narrated and includes review questions throughout the course and a final student assessment to verify understanding of the material presented. Students will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the course.