Hazardous Materials & Dangerous Goods Training
Training is mandated for all individuals involved in the transportation of hazardous materials in Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations (49CFR), Part 172, Subpart H.
Airpack, in partnership with John Gerrish & Associates, LLC (JGA), is dedicated to helping companies fulfill the above training requirements by offering comprehensive training in ground, air, vessel transportation and DoD regulations. Our courses are designed to give hazmat employees the skills necessary to prepare, offer, accept and transport hazardous materials in compliance with DOT’s regulations as well as international (IATA/IMO) and industry standards.
Primary focus is on DOT’s regulations (49CFR) in order to establish full compliance with the competent authority in the United States. Then we install and compliment all the required alternative regulations.
All classes are held in our multi-tiered (college-style) training center complete with "state of the art" teaching aids and students can use their laptops with our wireless internet capabilities. Students are taken on tours to see actual distressed shipments and witness why and how the shipments should be prepared correctly. Our teaching style is “real-world” – no lengthy lectures, reciting regulation after regulation. There is total class participation concluded by a written examination.
Student materials include a Study Guide inclusive of Work Projects, current edition of 49CFR and Emergency Response Guidebook (ERG). The alternative regulations, IATA / IMO / AFMAN 24-204, are used in the classroom and available for purchase should they be needed for the student’s library. This allows the student to use and apply the regulations while keeping training costs down.
Airpack provides all refreshments, continental breakfast, catered lunch and beverages for each day of class. Classes begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. each day.
In addition to regularly scheduled public classes, Airpack offers customized onsite training classes at your facility. These classes can be tailored to your organization’s needs, based on the type of product you handle and the mode/s of transportation you utilize. Our scheduling is flexible and can be designed around your production and staffing requirements.
Who needs training?
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requires both initial and recurrent training for anyone who offers, loads or unloads, handles, packs, and/or prepares, documents for hazardous materials. This includes: Forwarders, Importers, Brokers, Freight Consolidators, Shippers, Handling Agents, Steamship Lines, Truckers, Government Contractors, DOD Shipping & Warehouse Personnel and Air Carrier Handling Agents.
Because of recent incidents involving hazardous materials in transportation, the DOT, along with the Federal Aviation Administration and others, have increased enforcement of training-related regulations, imposing severe fines for noncompliance.
Often overlooked….local pickup, delivery drivers and warehouse personnel all need training too, not just those preparing the shipments.
Each state requires drivers of commercial transportation vehicles of a defining weight to obtain a CDL (commercial driver’s license). In addition to a CDL, the driver must have a hazmat endorsement if he carries hazardous materials and dangerous goods in transportation for certain prescribed weights and classifications.
In addition to the state requirements, FAA and TSA are looking at those individuals who handle freight being offered into air transportation. They are requiring those individuals be trained in hazardous materials packaging, marking, labeling, documentation and procedures for all hazardous materials and dangerous goods even if not regulated under CDL and hazmat endorsement requirements. This ruling ensures that the shipments are delivered, securely and safely, to the air carriers.
Initial & Recurrent Training
Initial Training covers the steps required to prepare and offer a hazmat shipment into transportation in detail. This class is intended for the beginner, but recurrent students may also attend.
Recurrent Training covers the steps required to prepare and offer a hazmat shipment into transportation in summary. Recent and proposed changes and requirements to regulations are discussed in detail. This class is designed for participants who ship hazmat on a regular basis and who are familiar and comfortable with the regulations. It is intended for an experienced audience.
AFMAN 24-204 (Military Airlift) Transportation-Public
Driver's Transporting Hazardous Materials -Public
General Awareness of Hazardous Materials in Transportation-Public
Ground (49CFR) Transportation Initial-Public
Ground (49CFR) Transportation Recurrent-Public
Ground Air (49CFR-IATA) Transportation Initial-Public
Ground Air (49CFR-IATA) Transportation Recurrent-Public
Ground Ocean(49CFR-IMO) Transportation Initial-Public
Ground Ocean (49CFR-IMO) Transportation Recurrent-Public
Infectious Substance in Transportation Private
Multi Modal (49CFR-IATA-IMO) Transportation Initial-Public
Multi Modal (49CFR-IATA-IMO) Transportation Recurrent-Public
Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air and Highway
Radioactive Materials in Transportation
HazComm & OSHA Training (Currently being developed)