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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Who needs IATA and/or IMDG training?
How often is retraining required?
If I have IATA and/or IMDG training, do I still need to attend DOT (49 CFR) training?
What must be included in IATA or IMDG training records?
How long do I have to keep my IATA and IMDG training records?
Who writes the IATA rules?
Who writes the IMDG Code?
Who enforces IATA and IMDG training?
Does IATA training need to be accredited or endorsed by IATA?
What penalties might I face if I don’t have IATA or IMDG training?
How can Lion help me comply with the IATA and IMDG training requirement?
What is a “dangerous good”?
Will training with Lion help me maintain my professional certifications?
Is the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations manual required to complete air shipper training?
Is the IMDG Code manual required to complete vessel shipper training?
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