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Our classroom hazardous materials training solutions satisfy initial and recurrent regulatory requirements for training hazmat employees in all modes of transport within the United States and internationally around the world respectively.
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Upcoming IMDG Code Dangerous Goods Training Classes
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IMDG Code Dangerous Goods Training IntroductionThe International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) is used worldwide by vessel carriers who accept and transport shipments of dangerous goods. All shore-based personnel and individuals involved in the handling, packaging, transporting, offering, acceptance, loading and unloading of dangerous goods should have the proper training to do so (IMDG Code 22.214.171.124). Shippers and freight forwarders (brokers) of dangerous goods to be transported by vessel must comply with training requirements and regulatory guidelines of the IMDG Code, often as a condition for vessel carriers to accept shipments of dangerous goods and hazardous materials for ocean transport. The Bureau of Dangerous Goods provides initial and recurrent training courses to meet these requirements with out instructor-led classroom training programs. Additionally, anyone involved in the transportation of hazardous materials within the United States must be properly trained to do so, under the requirements described in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR), Subpart H, governed by the United States Department of Transportation.
Basic Training RequirementsAll shore-based personnel must be trained in the following areas dealing with dangerous goods to be shipped by vessel, as required in IMDG Code 126.96.36.199.1, 188.8.131.52.2, and 184.108.40.206.3:
Initial Training RequirementsSince there are no specific initial training requirements within the IMDG Code and for domestic purposes regarding the United States, initial training requirements for dangerous goods vessel transport must adhere to the requirements of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 100-185. Employers and employees involved with hazardous materials within, destined to or from the United States must adhere to the training requirements as described in Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Subpart H, governed by the U.S. Department of Transportation. For all modes and job functions, the following regulations apply (DOT 49 CFR §172.702):
Recurrent Training RequirementsThere are no specific recurrent training requirements within the IMDG Code regarding the frequency of training for vessel dangerous goods transport. For domestic purposes regarding the United States, those transporting dangerous goods within, destined to or from the United States must adhere to the recurrent training requirements of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, Parts 100-185. Regulatory law for recurrent hazmat training requires that all hazmat employees are to receive mandatory recurrent training within a three-year time period, under Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations, for shipping hazardous materials by vessel transport within, destined to or from the United States. Recurrent training is also required whenever changes to the regulations have been made pertaining to the hazardous materials that you transport or regarding your job function.
Hazmat Training Record RetentionFor United States purposes, a record of current training, including the last thirty-six months (three years), must be kept and maintained for each hazmat employee while they remain an employee, and must be made available upon request of an appropriate national authority (IMDG Code 220.127.116.11). The following information must be kept in the record:
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