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Online General Awareness & Safety 49CFR/IATA/IMDG


Who should take this course? DGI's General Awareness Program is for employees that require a basic understanding and recognition of handling of dangerous goods shipments. This course may be taken by those needing Initial or Recurrent training.

This course is NOT for personnel who are responsible for acceptance checklists and regulatory review to determine compliance for a given shipment. Employees who need to review the regulations to determine a packages compliance with the rules, and personnel responsible for certifying shipments by signing a dangerous goods declaration or HazMat Bill of Lading will require additional trainingThis course is an overview of the regulations, and is not for qualification or certification.

Materials Required: When beginning the course follow onscreen prompts to download and print the student workbook.

Scope of this course:

Overview of the regulations and training requirements
Fines and penalties
Identification, classification, packing, marking, labeling and documentation
Handling and compatibility
Accident and Incident reporting requirements
Emergency response information
Use of the DOT Emergency Response Guidebook
Hidden dangerous goods
Placarding of vehicles
General Awareness, Safety and Security Awareness Training

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What is the difference between online and webinar training? Webinars are instructor led and completed in 1 day. Online training is taken on your own, and you have 3 months to complete. Check out our webinars!

Are any additional training courses required?

  • Function Specific Training - As long as you are not in a position where you have to read and interpret the regulations or determine compliance or acceptance, this course is sufficient for those workers following instructions and just handling shipments of Dangerous Goods. Ultimately (in the United States) your employer has final responsibility for determining if a hazmat employee is properly trained for their particular job function. Since there is a potential for limitless types of job functions as determined by an individual employer, we as your training provider can only suggest what types of additional training might be required.

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Please note: Prepayment is required for Online Training. Usernames and passwords are emailed once payment is received.


Prerequisites: None
Training Valid For: 3 years for 49CFR and IMDG; 24 months for IATA
Time Required: 2 to 4 hours for initial training or recurrent training or for someone who has not regularly used the 49CFR and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations; 2 hours for those who regularly use the 49CFR and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.
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