IATA Dangerous Goods Training Course



Our IATA Dangerous Goods training course has been designed with specific exercises related to the transportation of dangerous goods by air from a shippers perspective. This course covers the fundamentals of shipping dangerous goods by air according to the IATA regulations. Our 10 step approach encompasses all of the activities which must be addressed when preparing a dangerous goods for shipment by air. This course has been updated to include recent changes to the regulations, using the 54th Edition (2013) of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.

The course is designed to help employers meet the requirements for training as specified in Section 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and 49 CFR 172 Subpart H, including testing of participants. This course does not cover the more detailed requirements for the shipment of radioactive materials under the IATA regulations.

In order to follow along with the examples and exercises presented in the course, you must have access to a copy of the IATA Dangerous Goods regulations. If you are in need of an up-to-date version of the regulations, you can select to include the price of the book in your registration fee or call us at (919) 246-4847 to order a copy separately.

Course Fee: $185

Dangerous Goods training applies to any individual who;

  • Loads, unloads, or handles dangerous goods;
  • Marks, labels, or otherwise prepares containers or packagings for transportation of dangerous goods by air;
  • Prepares Shipper's Declaration for dangerous goods;
  • Is responsible for safety of transporting dangerous goods;

Introduction to Dangerous Goods General Awareness

  • Step 1: Determine the Proper Shipping Name
  • Step 2: Determine if material is Forbidden in Aircraft under any circumstances
  • Step 3: Excepted Quantity Limitations
  • Step 4: Identify Appropriate Packing Instruction (Passenger or Cargo Aircraft)
  • Step 5: Apply the Appropriate Quantity Limitation
  • Step 6: Identify State & Operator Variations (Security)
  • Step 7: Select the Appropriate Packaging
  • Step 8: Ensure the Required Labels and Marks are Affixed
  • Step 9: Complete Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods
  • Step 10: Security Awareness & Safety

Upon completion of this online course, participants should be able to:

  • understand and use the IATA dangerous goods regulations;
  • properly label and mark dangerous goods containers for shipment;
  • complete Shipper's Declaration for dangerous goods;
  • select proper packaging for dangerous goods;
  • understand general awareness and safety awareness;
  • develop appropriate emergency response information to accompany shipments.

Linda R. Taylor, PE

Ms. Taylor is a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Technology at NC State University and is the former Director of Environmental Health & Safety at North Carolina State University's IES. She has over 20 years of engineering experience working in industry and environmental consulting, most recently with Progress Energy. She has provided instruction on a wide range of environmental, health, and safety topics at conferences and training courses, both live and online, and she is an OSHA authorized instructor.

Ms. Taylor received a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Citation: IATA DGR Section 1.5

Section of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations requires that:

'Recurrent training must take place within 24 months of previous training to ensure knowledge is current...'

Refresher Training Required: Every 2 year(s).

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