Typically, hazmat air shippers need additional training on the International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations
Vessel shippers will need more training on the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code
IATA DGR Hazmat Training for Air Shippers
If you offer hazardous materials/dangerous goods for transport by passenger or cargo aircraft, you must know the unique, additional IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) requirements that apply to the air mode. The IATA DGR Section 1.5 requires hazmat training once every 24 months for all employees involved in preparing or offering shipments for air transport.
Lion’s IATA DGR training is intended for hazardous materials/dangerous goods shipping personnel defined in IATA DGR Table 1.5A, categories 1, 2, 3, and 4—shippers, packers, and freight forwarder staff and personnel.
IMDG Code Hazmat Training for Vessel Shippers
If your business ships hazmat by vessel, your shipments must comply with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) as well as DOT's 49 CFR hazmat regulations.
For shippers in the US, the IMDG Code Section 1.3 requires hazmat employee training once every three years.
In addition to costly civil penalties, failure to comply with domestic and international hazmat shipping and training regulations can result in rejected shipments, incidents in transit, property damage, and injury to employees or the public.
Learn more: Dangerous Goods Training FAQ