Hazmat Vessel Shipper Training

IMDG Hazmat vessel shipping
US businesses who ship hazmat by vessel must comply with the International Maritime Dangerous Good Code and DOT 49 CFR.  IMDG Code Section 1.3 requires employee training every three years. 
 
DOT strictly enforces the international and domestic rules. Violations of the IMDG Code, including training, are subject to a maximum civil penalty of $77,114 for a knowing violation and $179,933 for a violation that results in death, serious illness, or severe personal injury or substantial destruction of property. 
 
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Vessel Shipper Training Requirements

Watch this video to learn about the vessel shipper training mandates for hazmat employees:

 

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Function-specific 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 
 

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