Who Needs Dangerous Goods Training?
If you ship hazmat by air or vessel, your carrier may require your packages to meet international standards, even if your shipment is not destined for another country. Most major air carriers require compliance with the International Aviation Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations (IATA DGR). Vessel shipments must comply with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code). These rules apply in addition to the US DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations.
The DOT also requires hazmat employees to be trained on all applicable modal rules. Failure to comply with the IATA DGR or IMDG Code can result in civil penalties, rejected shipments, incidents in transit, and carrier blacklisting. See below for guidance on IATA and IMDG training mandates.
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