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What Dangerous Goods Classes Do You and Your Team Need?
October 22, 2022

Completing dangerous goods classes is an essential component for any business interacting with and transporting harmful chemicals and materials. At CARGOpak, we provide hazmat and dangerous goods training that your organization can rely on. We achieve this by offering customized on-site DOT hazardous materials (hazmat) compliance training classes and live instructor-led webinars.

This article will explain more about what dangerous goods classes you and your team need.

How to determine the proper dangerous good training

How do you know what training is required for your company’s products, circumstances, and environment? And how do you ensure that your team is properly educated and protected? These are some questions you’ll want to consider when determining what dangerous goods training is necessary for yourself and your employees.

Here are a few key questions you should ask yourself and your employees when determining the best dangerous goods training for your organization:

Do you want training in the United States or Canadian transportation regulations?

Regulations vary across countries — what applies in the United States may not apply in Canada or other countries. And while the United States and Canada are close trading partners, each country has its own specifications for transporting hazardous materials. It would be best if you thought about where you are transporting goods too and whether you and your team will need to be trained in transportation laws and regulations for other countries as well.

What modes of transportation are you interested in?

Regardless of what country you’re shipping materials to, your team must be well-versed in national regulations and the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) if you’re transporting goods by air internationally. And if you’re shipping commercially, your team must be experienced with Dangerous Goods Regulations created by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Shipping or transporting goods by the ocean is one of the more cost-efficient ways to ship products, though strict regulations still need to be followed. Companies shipping dangerous goods by sea need to know the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) and the national regulations set out in the regions their cargo will be traveling.

Do you require specialized courses focusing on radioactive materials, biologicals, dry ice, and/or lithium batteries?

There may be specific requirements and guidelines based on the type of hazardous material your team is handling. If that’s the case, you’ll need to find courses that focus specifically on safely shipping biological substances, shipping lithium batteries, and the safe transportation of radioactive materials.

Types of dangerous goods classes

Most companies like CARGOpak offer a range of training solutions that can be customized for your team’s needs. These include:

  • On-site training
  • Classroom training
  • Virtual live training

The type of training you choose will ultimately depend on the availability of your workers and how soon you need to comply with or take dangerous goods classes.

Contact CARGOpak Corp if you need dangerous goods classes!

If you need hazmat training courses, CARGOpak Corp is the leading solution. We have over 30 years of industry experience and incomparable knowledge of shipping regulations for different products and modes of transportation.

We offer webinars, on-site training, and computer-based training for clients who offer, handle, or receive hazmat materials. You can also find an array of helpful resources related to US DOT compliance, Pipeline, and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration compliance, and Lithium Battery Guidance for 2022.

Complete a needs assessment form now so we can personalize your hazmat training!

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