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Hazmat Training - Dangerous Goods Advisory Council



Dangerous Goods Advisory Council

IATA Addendum II to 56th Ed. DGR

Monday, May 4, 2015 International Air Transport Association

On May 4, 2015, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) issued updated Addendum 2 to the 56th Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.  Although compliance with the 56th Edition has been required since January 1, 2015, additional changes to the existing State variations are continuing to be made.  Addendum 2 contains new and revised State and specific air carrier variations.  

Many of the changes made in this addendum address the transportation of both lithium metal and lithium ion cells and batteries.  A number of air carriers have restricted or imposed carriage bans on the transport of lithium metal and lithium ion batteries unless packed with or contained in equipment. Other changes include revisions addressing the carriage of safety devices (including air bag inflators, air bag modules, and seat belt pretensioners), dry ice, environmentally hazardous substances, internal combustion engines, and radioactive materials. A number of these changes affect both passenger carrying and cargo only aircraft.  Shippers who use these and other air carriers should review the new and existing carrier variations prior to the offering hazardous materials to them.

The following air carriers have revised their operator variations:

  • United Parcel Service
  • American Airlines
  • Air Canada
  • JetBlue Airways
  • British Airways
  • Cargolux Italia
  • Cargolux
  • Cathay Pacific Airways
  • Emirates
  • ETIHAD Airways
  • Federal Express
  • Hong Kong Airlines
  • IBERIA Express
  • IBERIA, LINEAS Aereas de Espana
  • Jetstar
  • Air Serbia
  • Hong Kong Dragon Airlines (Dragonair)
  • Royal Dutch Airlines/KLM Cityhopper B.V.
  • Air Hong Kong
  • Air Mauritius
  • Martinair Holland
  • Quantas Airlines
  • Jazz Aviation LP
  • Air Canada Rouge
  • Singapore Airlines/Singapore Airlines Cargo
  • Scoot Airlines
  • United Airlines
  • Virgin Australia
  • Southwest Airlines
  • NokScoot Airlines

In addition to the individual air carrier variations, new restrictions on the carriage of Electronic Cigarettes (e-cigarettes) containing batteries have been implemented.  Passengers and crew carrying e-cigarettes (including e-cigars and other personal vaporizers) may only carry these devices in carry-on baggage.  Recharging these devices on board an aircraft is also prohibited.  Additional requirements are also in place.

A copy of ADDENDUM 2 is available HERE.

DGAC Annual Conference "Call for Presenters"

The 2015 DGAC Annual Conference Program Subcommittee would like to remind everyone of the deadline of May 20, 2015 is quickly approaching and would like to make a final call for ALL proposed abstracts for our general conference and workshop presentations.  All abstracts will be reviewed and selections will be made by the subcommittee.  To learn more, click here.  Please note, we have streamlined the submission process and all applications must be submitted electronically via email.

HAZMAT Training Classes

DGAC can provide the right training for the specific dangerous goods that your company handles. Does your company offer appropriate, consistent, and regularly scheduled hazmat training classes? Are you an employee who needs to improve your skills in order to qualify for jobs that require training? If you are looking for HAZMAT classes, DGAC offers help and hazmat training in accordance with industry regulations and standards.

Scheduled or In-House HAZMAT Training Classes

There are a variety of ways to attend our hazmat classes. We offer scheduled hazmat training in various locations for various types of dangerous goods and hazardous materials. Courses are conducted over two to four days, depending on the topic. Refer to our hazmat course schedule to find out where and when the pre-scheduled courses will take place. For infrequent or individual training needs, the scheduled hazmat classes are often the most cost-effective.

For clients who have groups that need training, in-house courses may be the better option. With our in-house hazmat training, you can schedule the type of training that your company requires for a time that suits you and your employee schedules. We offer a wide range of hazmat classes that are taught by experienced, skilled trainers from DGAC. Hazmat classes can also be tailored to your needs if you have additional chemicals or dangerous goods that should be added. We create courses that make sense for each company or group we work with and DGAC members are eligible for discounts on in-house training courses.

Stay Involved and Stay Safe

Companies that become members of DGAC not only benefit from discounts, but they also become part of a network of professionals who are dedicated to the safe handling of hazardous materials. You will also receive regular updates on our HAZMAT classes so you and your employees are always up to date on the latest regulations and requirements.

For more information and to learn how Dangerous Goods Advisory Council (DGAC) can further your company’s knowledge and expertise when it comes to handling and transporting hazardous materials and danger goods, please contact our team at (202) 289-4550.