49 CFR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code
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Lion delivers hazmat training to simplify compliance with the latest 49 CFR (US DOT), IATA DGR, and IMDG Code requirements that shippers must know. Hazmat training is required for all employees who can affect the safety of the material in transportation.
Do I need hazmat training?
Hazmat training is required for employees who:
- Read and interpret regulations
- Supervise hazmat shipping operations
- Classify or name hazardous materials for transport
- Package shipments or load containers
- Affix hazmat marks and labels
- Load or unload motor vehicles
- Fill out or sign hazmat shipping papers
- Train other hazmat employees
Hazmat training basics
In the US, the DOT Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) regulates hazardous materials transportation—including hazmat training.
[See 49 CFR 172.704 and 49 U.S.C. 5123]
- New hazmat employees must be trained within 90 days of hire/assignment.
- New hazmat employees must work under supervision until trained.
- Hazmat training must be repeated at least once every three years.
- Employers must keep records of hazmat training.
- The minimum civil penalty for each hazmat training violation is $493 per day.
- The maximum civil penalty for each hazmat shipping violation is $81,993 per day.
In addition to costly civil penalties, failure to comply with domestic and international hazmat shipping regulations can result in rejected shipments, carrier blacklisting, incidents in transit, property damage, and injury to employees or the public.
Lion's hazmat courses provide certification training required by the US Department of Transportation (DOT), the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).