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Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) and 49 CFR - Initial - Category 6 (Classroom, 5 days)

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Have the appropriate safety precautions been taken in your company? Are you aware of the legal requirements, operational restrictions, packing instructions, marking, labeling and documentation regulations involved in the transport of dangerous goods?

This course provides you with the knowledge and skills to accept, handle and process dangerous goods shipments according to the current edition of the mandatory IATA Dangerous Goods Manual, along with the regulations as defined by the United States Civil Aviation Authority in the 49 Code of Federal Regulations.

Course format: This course is available at IATA Training Centers, regional training partner locations, and on-demand as in-company training. This course provides 40 hours of instruction delivered by an official IATA Instructor.

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Prepare and process dangerous goods shipments
  • Understand legal requirements, operational restrictions and governing entities
  • Use the IATA Dangerous Goods Manual and the US 49 Code of Federal Regulations
  • Complete dangerous goods transport documents
  • Apply both the IATA and US regulations to identify, pack, mark, label and document dangerous goods
  • Examine safety issues related to the handling of dangerous goods and apply them appropriately in the work place

Course content

  • How to use and apply the most current edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and the U.S. 49 Code of Federal Regulations
  • Responsibilities of shipper and operator
  • Limitations
    • excepted and limited quantities
    • State and operator variations
  • Classification and identification
    • The nine hazard classes with their main criteria
    • The alphabetic list of dangerous goods
    • Precedence of hazards table
    • Special provisions
    • Not Otherwise Specified (N.O.S.) entries, mixtures and solutions
  • Packing, marking and labeling requirements
    • UN specification
    • Limited quantities
    • Compatibility and segregation of packages
  • Shipment of radioactive materials
  • Procedures
    • Loading, storage and inspection
    • Emergency procedures
      Tools to help you and your organization on the safe handling of dangerous goods
  • Documentations requirements on the Shipper’s Declaration for Dangerous Goods and the Air Waybill

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Who should attend

The following work groups, especially those involved in the transport of dangerous goods into or out of the U.S., are recommended to attend.

  • Airline acceptance staff, shippers and freight forwarders responsible for the safe transport of dangerous goods
  • Cargo instructors and instructional designers responsible for dangerous goods training
  • Ground handling and load control staff involved in the cargo chain
  • Personnel from the Department of Transport or Civil Aviation Authorities
  • Regulatory compliance specialists

Note: The DGR and 49 CFR initial course meets the training requirements for personnel listed in Categories 1, 2, 3 and 6 as per Table 1.5.A of the IATA DGR and 14 CFR § 121.1001(a).

Certificate awarded

An IATA Certificate of Completion is awarded to participants obtaining a grade level of 80% or higher on all exercises and exams. A special distinction is awarded to all participants obtaining a grade of 90% or higher.

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