Hazmat Training for Vessel Shippers

If your business ships hazmat by vessel, your shipments must comply with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) as well as DOT's 49 CFR hazmat regulations.

IMDG Code Section 1.3 requires employee training every three years.

DOT strictly enforces the international and domestic hazmat regulations. Violations of the IMDG Code, including training, are subject to a maximum civil penalty of $79,976 for a knowing violation and $186,610 for a violation that results in death, serious illness, or severe personal injury or substantial destruction of property.

Function-specific Hazmat Training

Hazmat employees must receive "function-specific" training as part of DOT and International Maritime Organization’s initial and recurrent training mandate. Employees who prepare vessel shipments under the IMDG Code must have a detailed understanding of the rules that apply to their hazmat job function.

Lion Technology’s Hazmat Vessel Shipper Training provides function-specific courses for employees who—
  • Oversee hazmat employees/operations
  • Read and apply IMDG Code
  • Classify or name dangerous goods
  • Sign the Multimodal Dangerous Goods Form
  • Provide or affix placards
  • Respond to hazmat incidents during transit
  • Select carrier(s) for hazmat shipments
  • Prepare hazmat packages for vessel shipment