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Online: IMDG Vessel Shipping


   Recorded Course - Available on Demand

Covers the International Maritime Organization and US DOT PHMSA shipping requirements for vessel transport of Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials found in the IMDG Code and 49 CFR 171-180. 

Topics include: definitions, classification (including environmentally hazardous substance classification), using the IMDG Dangerous Goods List, labeling, marking, packaging requirements unique to vessel transport, using the IMDG packing instructions, package segregation, exceptions, completing the Dangerous Goods Declaration form and completing the container/vehicle packing certificate. 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 IMDG Code, 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 8 to 16 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 IMDG Code in order to take this course.


Lesson One:
    Introduction to the DG Regulations and training
Lesson Two: 
IMDG Definitions
Lesson Three:
 United States Requirements for International shipments.
Lesson Four:
 Classification of Class 1-3
Lesson Five:
 Classification of Class 4-5
Lesson Six: 
Classification of Class 6-9 (RAD overview only)
Lesson Seven
: Introduction to Environmentally Hazardous Substances
Lesson Eight:
 Estimating Ecotoxicity for mixtures
Lesson Nine:
 Dangerous Goods List Part I
Lesson Ten:
 Dangerous Goods List Part II
Lesson Eleven:
 Shipping small lithium batteries via vessel
Lesson Twelve:
 Dangerous Goods in Excepted Quantities
Lesson Thirteen:
 Dangerous Goods in Limited Quantities
Lesson Fourteen:
  Package Tests
Lesson Fifteen:
 General Packaging Requirements, overpacks and salvage packaging
Lesson Sixteen:
 IMDG Packing Instructions
Lesson Seventeen:
  Package hazard markings
Lesson Eighteen:
  Package hazard labels
Lesson Nineteen:
  Lithium Battery package marks and labels
Lesson Twenty:  Emergency documentation
Lesson Twenty-one:
Dangerous Goods Declaration form
Lesson Twenty-two:
Segregation Part I
Lesson Twenty-three:
Segregation Part II
Lesson Twenty-four:
  Container/vehicle packing certificates
Lesson Twenty-five:
  Container Packing Part I
Lesson Twenty-six:
Container Packing Part II
Lesson Twenty-seven:
IMDG Container Placarding
Lesson Twenty-eight:
Container Stowage Part I
Lesson Twenty-nine:
Container Stowage Part II
Lesson Thirty:

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.    


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