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Multimodal Dangerous Goods Shipping On-Site Training

This two-day, on-site workshop satisfies compliance training requirements for multimodal dangerous goods shipping, including the new general security awareness component. Training is required under the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations at least once every 3 years.

Call (800) 631-3098 or fill out our contact form to set up an appointment for on-site training at your company.

Who Should Attend?
This training is for new hazmat employees who must be trained within the 90 days of work start date, or employees who need recertification training to:

  • Classify dangerous goods
  • Package dangerous goods
  • Mark and label/placard packages or vehicles
  • Prepare shipping papers
  • Offer or accept dangerous goods for transport
  • Handle dangerous goods (i.e., load, unload, secure, etc.)
  • Operate a transport vehicle
  • Retest or recondition packaging
  • Write or review material safety data sheets
  • Manage product stewardship
  • Supervise or manage the duties above

This training fulfills requirements for training in General Awareness and Security. No prerequisites are necessary.
How Will Your Group Benefit?
Dangerous goods enforcement activity is at an all-time high and new homeland security regulations are making it even more difficult to remain compliant. Did you know the Federal Register has released an update on the civil and criminal penalties?

  • Civil penalties can be severe. Fines of over $100,000 are not uncommon, especially for repeat violations.
  • Criminal penalties now apply for any reckless and willing violations

You will learn about regulatory additions and changes enacted in the last 12 months.
Unz & Co.’s Certificate of Training
Unz & Co.’s Certificate of Training documents and verifies recertification and compliance with both hazmat employee training requirements and with hazmat employer’s recordkeeping requirements.

Day 1

The 2-Day Agenda for the Multimodal Dangerous Goods Shipping On-Site Training Includes:

  • 7:30-8:00 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Training

Training Subjects
General Awareness

  • Statutory basis for the regulations, 49CFR overview: DOT, IATA/ICAO, and IMDG/IMO
  • Who’s Regulated? What’s Regulated? The parties, the products, the purpose.
  • Learning to Use 49CFR, Parts 100-185: Examining its organization, finding aids
  • The Modal Administrations: The roles of the FRA, FHWA, USCG, etc.
  • Training record requirements

The Hazmat Table/List Of Dangerous Goods/Dangerous Goods List

  • Finding a proper shipping name
  • The impact of the U.N. Recommendations on 172.101
  • Examining the special provisions (Column 7)
  • Understanding the Appendices

Performance-Based Packaging

  • Standards and tests
  • Specification for containers
  • Selecting the proper container
  • Filling limits and proper closure


  • Determining package marking requirements for bulk and non-bulk
  • DOT, IATA and IMDG specific marking requirements


  • Determining Hazard Class and handling labeling (including additional requirements)

Day 2

  • 7:30-8:00 a.m.: Registration and continental breakfast
  • 8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.: Training

Training Subjects

  • Preparing a correct shipping document, including certification
  • DOT, IATA, and IMDG formats and requirements
  • Standard shipment, limited quantity shipments, overpacks and consolidations.


  • Determining placarding requirements for bulk and non-bulk, DOT and IMDG

Emergency Response Information

  • Requirements for Emergency Response Information and telephone number
  • New requirements for use of third-party ERI providers


  • Common techniques and requirements for ground, rail, and water shipments


  • Hazard class definitions
  • Classification differences in IATA and IMDG
  • The process (rules) of classification: the most important compliance step.
  • Selection of the most appropriate proper shipping name
  • Identification and classification of:
    • Dangerous goods
    • Hazardous substances
    • Hazardous waste
    • Hazardous substances (RQs)
    • Marine pollutants
    • Consumer commodities
  • Use of the Hazard Precedence Table
  • Dangerous goods in excepted quantities

General Security Awareness

  • Security risks in dangerous goods transportation
  • Methods of enhancing general security
  • Recognizing and responding to security threats

Questions and Specific Needs

The presentation provided robust, clear information and effective illustrations. This is the best training course I have been to.

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