TDG

What is the difference between initial and recurrent training?

We do not differentiate between the two. Our training meets the requirements for initial and we provide the same training for refresher. 
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If the person I train leaves our company, does the certification stay with the company?

The certification belongs to the person who completed the training, not to the company. 
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Do you receive a certificate after the training is complete?

YES! With our online computer based training, you will be able to download the certificate upon successfully completing the final test. With our webinars and onsite training, we will issue a certificate once the training and testing has been completed. 
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What courses do I need to Hazmats ship via fedex, UPS or DHL?

Our courses cover the training you need to ship hazmats by Fedex, UPS, DHL and so on. DOT is for US ground shipments. IATA is for air shipments. IMDG is for vessel shipments. TDG is for Canadian ground shipments. ADR is for Europeon ground shipments. 
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Can a limited quantity of a hazardous material be shipped in a single package?

No, Limited quantities must be shipped in a combination package. View more about our Training Today!
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Can every hazardous material be shipped using the limited quantity exception?

No, It will depend on the material and if it is not forbidden for shipment by limited quantity. View more about our Training Today!
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How do you properly label an overpack to meet regulations?

Any markings and labels contained on the specification packagings on the inside of the overpack must be transposed to the outside of the overpack. Learn more about our Hazmat & Dangerous Goods Training!
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What is an overpack?

An overpack, as defined in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations is an enclosure used by a single shipper to contain one or more packages and to form one handling unit for convenience of handling and stowage.  Learn more about our Hazmat & Dangerous Goods Training!
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What is an example of a criminal penalty?

 A criminal penalty is knowingly and willfully violating the regulations; such as knowing your product is hazardous and not classifying or shipping it per regulations.  It can also be imposed if you had a total disregard for the safety of others.  As in the Value Jet incident ValuJet Flight 592, with 110 people on board, plunged into the Everglades after taking off from Miami International Airport , May 11, 1996.  A total of 144 Oxygen Generators were purposely placed on an aircraft and marked as empty and the shipper knew they were full.  They were improperly secured, labeled and packaged in the cargo hold of the plane. Now, because of the ValueJet incident, the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations now prohibit oxygen generators from transport on passenger aircraft. [49 CFR 172.101]
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Can civil and criminal penalties be imposed on an individual and/or to the company?

Civil penalties are typically issued to the employer while criminal penalties can be imposed on both the employer and employee.  There are situations where repeat offenders could incur a “Personal Liability” under the civil penalty laws. Federal hazardous materials law has capped the civil penalty amount to $79,970 per day, per violation from its previous $78,376 (49 U.S.C. 5123(a)(1)). PHMSA has also set a $250 minimum as the civil penalty except for training violations which are set at $450. If the violation(s) warrant the initiation of a civil penalty enforcement case, it is then referred to PHMSA’s Office of Chief Counsel (OCC). Once the OCC receives the violations an attorney prepares a Notice of Probable Violation. The company has two options once they receive the Notice of Probable Violation: Pay the penalty or Provide information in its defense If the company submits information for their defense, it is then evaluated by the Chief Counsel. Should they determine a penalty should be assessed, an Order is issued which makes the formal findings a violation and a civil penalty is assessed. If the company still refuses to pay the penalty, the debt collection procedures are initiated. It is important to understand your role and responsibilities.          
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