HMT-315 - Hazardous Materials Training

HMT-315 - Water Transportation of Dangerous Goods - Recurrent - 1 Day

This course reviews the basic skills needed to prepare, offer and accept shipments of dangerous goods for transportation by vessel and related ground transportation.  Instruction will focus on the IMDG Code requirements for non-bulk packages in freight containers.

Meets applicable requirements for inital and recurrent training.

Regulations Covered

IMDG Code and HMR
Note: "HMR" means U.S. DOT's 49 CFR "Hazardous Materials Regulations"
Prerequisite: HMT-300 or equivalent or HMT-150 or equivalent
Materials Provided:
  • A Copy of the HMR
  • A Course Textbook
  • Various handouts including a compliance guide/checklist
Class hours:

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Daily

  • Adjourn at 1:00 PM on the last day
  • Please arrive and sign-in between 7:30 - 8:00 AM on the first day
Material Covered:
  • DOT Authorization to Use the IMDG Code for Transportation within the US
  • Organization and structure of the IMDG Code
  • Definition, indentification and classification of dangerous goods.
  • Use of the Hazardous Materials Table, Index and Dangerous Goods List
    • Hazard Classes/Divisions
    • Packing Groups
    • UN/NAnumbers
    • Precedence of Hazards for Multiple-Class materials
    • Proper Shipping Name Selection
    • Technical Names
    • Hazardous Substances
    • Marine Pollutants
    • Materials Poisonouos by Inhalation (TIH Materials)
  • Packaging Selection
  • Marking and labeling
  • Shipping Paper Requirements
  • Placarding
  • Container packing certificate
  • Transporting vessel shipments to and from ports