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This course covers: Fully Regulated and Excepted Lithium Batteries for ground, air and ocean transport. Small, Medium and Large batteries will be covered.

Small lithium batteries – excepted from most of the transport regulations, by all modes, if properly packaged. In most cases marking will be required. For air transport, if a package containing small lithium batteries exceeds certain limits, it will become a fully regulated, Class 9 shipment.
Medium lithium batteries – domestic shipments by highway and rail are excepted from most of the transport regulations, if properly packaged and marked.
In some cases additional marking will be required. Medium batteries shipped by air or ocean are fully regulated as Class 9 materials and must meet all of the regulatory requirements.
Large lithium batteries – fully regulated as Class 9 materials by all modes of transportation.

Please note the terms “small”, “medium” and “large” are not used in the regulations. 49CFR contains “Exceptions for smaller cells and batteries” which include those we are categorizing as small and medium. These terms will be used as we go through the program.

Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:

Apply the dangerous goods and hazardous materials regulations correctly.
Describe some of the legal aspects of shipping hazardous materials.
Explain the relationship between Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR), IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, the IMDG Code.
Understand shipper and operator responsibilities.
Identify the nine hazard classes.
Select a proper shipping name.
Safely package lithium batteries
Correctly apply any marks and/or labels to each package of excepted lithium batteries
Correctly complete any required documentation for excepted lithium batteries
Understand UN specification packaging marks and the importance of using the packagings properly for fully regulated lithium batteries
Properly mark and label packages of fully regulated lithium batteries
Correctly complete the appropriate shipping documents for fully regulated lithium batteries