The U.S. DOT, IATA, and the IMO provide regulatory relief for shipping small quantities of certain hazardous materials (e.g., select paints, solvents, cosmetics, automobile supplies, fuels, and fuel additives). The rules vary based on whether the materials are shipped by ground, air, or vessel. In 2011, the new rules for shipping consumer commodities were introduced. In addition, DOT training is required within 90 days for new employees; recurrent training is required every three years and periodically as rules change (see Hazmat Training FAQ). Civil penalties for non-compliance are now up to $79,976 per day, per violation.
This online course is designed to help shippers of limited quantities and consumer commodities meet the U.S. DOT's general awareness, security awareness, and function-specific training mandate (49 CFR 172, Subpart H). Students who complete this course will be prepared to package, mark, and label shipments, as well as prepare the shipping paper documentation for ground, air, and ocean transport.
Registration includes an easy-to-download compliance notebook, along with Lion's top-notch reference materials.
Interested in training a large group? Check out our Group Training options.
Limited Quantities and Consumer Commodities Training Topics:
- Applicability of the hazardous materials (hazmat) regulations
- DOT, IATA, and IMDG Hazard Classes
- General packaging requirements for all hazmat packages
- Specific packaging requirements for limited quantity shipments
- Marking, labeling, and placarding requirements for limited quantity shipments
- Shipping papers requirements for limited quantity shipments
- Loading and unloading hazmat packages
- Hazmat incident reports
- Recognizing and responding to security threats
Who Should Attend:
This course is designed for those who prepare limited quantities and consumer commodities for ground, air, and vessel transport. NOTE: We recommend complete hazmat training for those employees who classify hazardous materials, select Proper Shipping Names, and/or sign the shipping paper certification.