Shipping Batteries (IATA and DOT)
This DOT-IATA Lithium Battery Training 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 2022 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:
Lithium batteries and cells have made news in recent years for several instances of exploding while in transport, injuring people and damaging property. Although these batteries present hazards in certain conditions, they have become essential to the global marketplace, as they power the electronics many of us use every day. Therefore the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) have created, and continued to refine, strict regulations for how such batteries must be handled during transport to avoid any safety incidents.
The lithium battery is a perfect example of an item many people use everyday that is categorized as a hazardous material according to the DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR 173.185). In just two short contact hours, Eduwhere’s on-demand online training will instruct you in best practices for how to pack, label, and handle lithium batteries when preparing them for shipment. You will gain comprehensive knowledge of regulations regarding the shipment of lithium batteries to ensure that you know how to prevent electrical and chemical risks during transport.
You will come away from this class with an understanding of the best methods for monitoring and keeping records of lithium battery and cell shipments, as well as how to classify, package, mark, and label these shipments. You will learn about size restrictions for lithium batteries as well as emergency communication protocol. You will also find out how to dispose of or recycle used batteries and how to handle batteries that are damaged or have been recalled.
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This training applies to any individual who:
If your profession involves shipping lithium batteries or cells by ground or air, you must complete required DOT and IATA training in order to comply with agency regulations. Eduwhere’s IATA lithium battery training will fully prepare you for any contingency of transporting batteries whether by truck or aircraft. This training is especially important for employees who work in shipping and receiving.
After learning how to properly document, mark, label, and package shipments for transport, you will become confident in your ability to properly manage the shipping of lithium batteries. You will find out what restrictions are in place for air transport and gain knowledge of how to proceed in emergency situations.
You will learn not only about the regulations concerning lithium batteries, but also about other types of batteries classified as hazardous, such as wet batteries (lead-acid, lead-alkali, non-spillable); dry batteries (alkaline, Ni-Cd, etc.); and vehicles and equipment powered by batteries.
Personnel who are involved with lithium battery transport in equipment (e.g., battery-powered vehicles or electronic devices such as laptops and cell phones that run on lithium batteries) must complete DOT / IATA lithium battery training. This includes professionals who prepare Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous goods, package shipments of equipment containing lithium batteries, and apply marks and labels to packages containing lithium batteries.
The responsibility for safe handling of lithium batteries and cells rests not only with those who prepare and manage the shipment, but also with those who receive such shipments. All employees who are involved with ground or air transport of lithium batteries or cells, or other battery types categorized as hazmat, must complete DOT / IATA lithium battery training.
All employees involved with the transportation of batteries–whether preparing shipments, actively transporting them, or receiving them, must maintain proper protocol to avoid safety incidents.
Personnel in a variety of industries are required to complete DOT / IATA lithium battery training. These include battery assemblers, cell and battery manufacturers, battery packers and shippers, and any other individuals who handle shipments of lithium batteries or other batteries categorized as hazardous.
Eduwhere’s online DOT and IATA lithium battery training will prepare professionals in a wide range of industries to safely and successfully transport lithium batteries and cells, whether shipped by themselves, contained in equipment, or shipped with equipment. You’ll gain a thorough knowledge of DOT and IATA regulations, learn the penalties for failure to comply with such regulations, be able to differentiate different battery types and corresponding safety requirements, learn best practices for choosing the proper shipping name and completing documentation correctly, and become aware of all security considerations concerning lithium battery transport.
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 184.108.40.206 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).
For over 25 years, Eduwhere has provided quality on-demand hazmat training to busy professionals across a wide range of industries. We respect the fact that you are facing many competing demands for your time, so we make every effort to provide training that offers excellent on-demand online instruction. In just two contact hours, you can gain DOT and IATA lithium battery training at a time and location that works for you.
Accepted by the DOT, FAA, and IATA, this informative course will explain why lithium batteries are categorized as hazardous by the DOT and IATA and provide detailed information on proper packaging, labeling, and paperwork procedures and regulations. You will learn which aspects of safety the shipper assumes responsibility for when transporting lithium batteries and cells and other hazardous battery types. Finally, you’ll gain up-to-date knowledge of security, safety, and emergency procedures related to battery transport.
OSHA-authorized instructor Linda R. Taylor, PE brings over two decades of experience in environmental and industrial consulting, including with Progress Energy. A celebrated presenter of both live and online courses, she brings both hazmat expertise and teaching acumen to this class.
When you complete Eduwhere’s DOT / IATA lithium battery certification, you’ll receive a certificate, wallet card, and scoresheet indicating that you have completed compliance training in DOT and IATA regulations.
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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