IMDG

International Maritime Dangeroud Goods

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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What is an infectious substance?

An Infectious substance is a substance known or reasonably expected to contain a pathogen. Must be assigned to: Category A UN2814 UN2900 Category B UN3373 Medical waste UN3291
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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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If I ship above the smaller cell/battery limits by ground or vessel will the fully regulated requirements apply?

Yes. You will need to meet subpart requirements of C-H in the 49 CFR manual section 172. You will need to provide shipping papers, marking, labeling, placarding, emergency response information, and training. You may also need to use UN performance level tested packaging if it is required.
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When I ship out smaller cells/batteries by ground or vessel do I need to follow the fully regulated requirements which include: shipping papers, marking, labeling, placarding, emergency response information, training, or to use UN performance packaging?

No you will not need any of the above requirements.  By ground and vessel shipment you will just need to provide the lithium battery marking on the outside of the package and or the “Primary Lithium Batteries Forbidden for Transport aboard Passenger Aircraft” or “Lithium Metal Batteries Forbidden for Transport Aboard Passenger Aircraft” or “Cargo Aircraft Only” label if it applies.
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Can I be penalized if I do not receive IMDG training?

Yes. Training violations have a minimum fine around $450 per day.
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What is a dangerous good?

Dangerous Goods are solids, liquids or gasses that can harm people, other living organisms, property, or the environment. They are often subject to chemical reactions.
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Is the IMDG code manual l required to complete vessel shipper training?

TCA will reference the IMDG Code throughout the training. We would recommend that you have the manual in front of your during training.
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