Most air carriers will only accept hazardous materials or dangerous goods shipments that comply with the International Air Transport Association Dangerous Goods Regulations. (IATA DGR) IATA DGR Section 1.5 requires that hazmat employees train in the IATA rules every two years.
The US DOT allows shippers to follow the IATA DGR if part or all of the shipment goes by air. Shippers who follow the IATA DGR must still meet the US DOT training standard which includes training on the IATA rules. Violations of the IATA DGR, including training, are subject to a maximum civil penalty of $77,114 for a knowing violation and $179,993 for a violation that results in death, serious illness, or severe injury to any person or substantial destruction of property.
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Air Shipper Training Requirements
Watch this video to learn about the air shipper training mandates for hazmat employees:
Hazmat employees must receive "function-specific" training as part of DOT’s initial and recurrent training mandate. Employees who prepare air shipments under the IATA DGR must have a detailed understanding of the additional IATA rules that apply to their hazmat job function.
Lion Technology’s Hazmat Air Shipper Training provides function-specific courses for employees who—
Oversee hazmat employees/operations
Read and apply IATA DGR regulations
Classify or name hazardous materials/dangerous goods
Sign IATA’s Shipper’s Declaration form
Provide or affix placards
Respond to hazmat incidents during transit
Select carrier(s) for hazmat shipments
Prepare hazmat packages for shipment