This course provides detailed information on how to properly ship batteries by both ground (DOT) and air (IATA). Due to heightened concerns about battery safety, there are new regulations regarding lithium batteries and an increased emphasis on inspections and compliance. Our course will assist you in satisfying regulatory training requirements and teach you how to safely package batteries for transport.
This course is updated to include the 2019 IATA changes to the lithium battery requirements.
This course is designed to meet the training requirements for both ground transportation (49 CFR 172.704) and transport by air (IATA Section 1.5). We cover the specific requirements for:
Batteries containing sodium are not discussed in this course.
The Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR parts 100-185) include provisions
for packaging, hazard communication (package marking, labeling, and shipping papers),
and handling batteries and battery-powered devices. The purpose of these regulations is
to protect the safety of people and property when batteries and battery-powered devices
are being shipped. This course covers the training requirements for shipping batteries, including selecting the proper shipping name, marking and labeling, selecting proper packaging, and preparing shipping papers.
Marks, labels, or otherwise prepares containers or packagings of batteries for transportation by ground or air;
Prepares documentation (Shipper's Declaration, Airway Bill, Bill of Lading) for batteries;
Is responsible for safety of transporting batteries by ground or air;
Upon completion of this online course, participants should be able to:
understand and use the DOT and IATA regulations specific to shipping batteries;
properly label and mark containers of batteries for shipment;
complete Shipper's Declaration, Airway Bill, or Bill of Lading for battery shipments;
select proper packaging for batteries;
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.
2 Contact Hours This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.
Citation: 49 CFR 172.704 and IATA DGR Section 1.5
DOT's training requirements for shipping hazardous materials is located in 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H. In addition to initial training [49 CFR 172.704(c)(1)], DOT requires "recurrent training" every 3 three years.
"A hazmat employee shall receive the training required by this subpart at least once every three years." [49 CFR 172.704(c)(2)]
Section 126.96.36.199 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).
The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.
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