Online Course "IATA"
Recorded course - Available on demand
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Covers the 2020 International Air Transport Association (IATA), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) and US DOT PHMSA shipping requirements for air transport of Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials found in the 61st Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), ICAO Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air and 49 CFR 171-180.
Topics include: definitions, classification (including environmentally hazardous substance classification), using the IATA Dangerous Goods List (“blue pages”), labeling, marking, packaging requirements unique to air transport, using the packing instructions (“yellow pages”), package segregation, exceptions, completing the Dangerous Goods Declaration form, air waybills, state (country) variations, operator (airline) variations and how to use the DOT PHMSA webpage. Does not cover radioactive materials.
The goal of this course is to have the student walk away with a thorough understanding of how to use the IATA DGR, but most importantly, how to ship dangerous goods. The course consists of video instruction, practice problems and an examination. Depending upon whether the student is taking this course as an initial or refresher, students should allocate approximately 10 to 14 hours at the computer in order to complete this course.
Students may stop and restart this course at their own pace. Upon successful completion of an online test, students will be issued a certificate. Students can always call or e-mail an instructor while working on course materials. Students will be provided with an electronic manual that includes slide handouts and other course materials. The student must have the most current version of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations in order to take this course.
COURSE OUTLINE (each lesson video is approximately 5 - 15 minutes duration, 6.5 hours total video time):
Lesson One: Introduction to the DG Regulations and definitions
Lesson Two: Definitions
Lesson Three: State Variations and Using PHMSA regulation web page
Lesson Four: Operator Variations
Lesson Five: Introduction to Classification
Lesson Six: Classification of Class 1 & 2
Lesson Seven: Classification of Class 3
Lesson Eight: Classification of Class 4
Lesson Nine: Classification of Class 5 & 6
Lesson Ten: Classification of Class 7, 8 and 9
Lesson Eleven: Environmentally Hazardous Substancess
Lesson Twelve: Classification Precedence
Lesson Thirteen: Selecting Proper Shipping Names Part I
Lesson Fourteen: Selecting Proper Shipping Names Part II
Lesson Fifteen: Dangerous Goods List Columns C, D and E
Lesson Sixteen: Packing Instructions Part I - Introduction to PI and limits
Lesson Seventeen: Packing Instructions Part II
Lesson Eighteen: Packing Instructions Part III - PIs for Lithium Batteries and Gasses.
Lesson Nineteen: IATA Special Provisions
Lesson Twenty: Introduction to exceptions: Excepted Quanity and Deminimus Quantity exceptions
Lesson Twenty-one: Exceptions Part II: Limited Quantity Exception
Lesson Twenty-two: General Packaging Part I: Overpacks, Salvage Packaging and Introduction to Section 5.0.2
Lesson Twenty-three: General Packaging Part II: Pressure testing of inner containers, segregation, mixed packaging, Q-calculations
Lesson Twenty-four: General Packaging Part III:
Lesson Twenty-five: Package Specifications Part I - UN Specification packaging for single and combination packages; closure instructions
Lesson Twenty-six: Package Specifications Part II - UN/DOT cylinders, IBCs and UN packages for Category A Infectious Materials
Lesson Twenty-seven: Package Marks Part I
Lesson Twenty-eight: Package Marks Part II
Lesson Twenty-nine: Package Marks Part III
Lesson Thirty: Labels Part I
Lesson Thrity-one: Labels Part II
Lesson Thirty-two: Marks and labels for Packages Containing Lithium Batteries
Lesson Thirty-three: Introduction to Documentation; Declaration retention, Airwaybills and US Emergency Response Information
Lesson Thirty-four: Completing the Dangerous Goods Declaration Part I
Lesson Thirty-five: Completing the Dangerous Goods Declartaion Part II
Lesson Thirty-six: Completing the Dangerous Goods Declaration Part III
Lesson Thirty-seven: Cargo Acceptance, the IATA Checklists, Find the Error problems and Course Conclusion
There are 11 practice problems disbursed throughout the course (Estimated time to complete all practice problems: 1-3 hours)
Final Exam (Estimate time to complete exam: 1-3 hours)
HAZMATEAM is now a member of the Dangerous Goods Training Association (DGTA). DGTA promotes and develops exceptional competence in dangerous goods trainers worldwide through education, communication, networking and voluntary professional certification. For more information, visit www.dgta.org. We are not affiliated with IATA.