Lithium Batteries Awareness Training
In accordance with U.S. DOT 49 CFR (Transportation)
"I work for a shipper, and taking this training gave me good insight into the dangers of shipping lithium batteries."
Marge W. Berns, Accounts Executive
"Wow! This course was interesting… using lithium batteries in my laptop and phone, I never gave thought to things going wrong! "
Mark Williams, Assistant to Managing Director
"Good, concise course, giving useful high level information on lithium batteries."
Rod Adams, Security Coordinator
The Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course provides an overview of the hazards associated with lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries and the best practices for their safe use, handling, and storage.
Today's lithium cells and batteries are more energy dense than ever, bringing a steadily growing number of higher-powered devices to the market. This increased energy density is accompanied by greater risk, together with the need to manage it more effectively.
The risks posed by lithium cells and batteries generally depend on their type, size, and chemistry. Lithium cells and batteries present both chemical and electrical hazards. Most importantly, the higher energy density and the flammable electrolytes contained within lithium cells and batteries can cause them to overheat and ignite, under certain conditions.
The course will also encompass the emergency procedures and first-aid measures for handling minor incidents and emergencies associated with lithium cells and batteries.
Some of the benefits of HAZWOPER OSHA Online Training
Once you complete the required study time, you can take the final exam. Upon passing the final exam, you will receive an electronic Lithium Batteries Awareness Training certificate of course completion which will be emailed to you immediately.
- Our online support is available 24/7, 365-days a year.
- Our telephone support is available Monday to Saturday 6:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Pacific time).
Please reach us via:
- Email: info@HAZWOPER-OSHA.com
- Toll-free: (866) 429-6742
- Local: (310) 498-0546
Our interactive Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course adds more value for the learner by creating a two-way dialogue and enabling a personalized, user-focused experience from start to finish. We periodically update content and add new videos, graphics, and animations to make the user experience interesting, informative, and enjoyable while keeping the safety training course content fresh and as dynamic as possible.
This Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course is narrated by professional narrators, who know how to bring their words to life in an enthusiastic, conversational tone. We firmly believe that the right voice can help elevate your learning experience.
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This Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course is taken entirely online. The material can be accessed anywhere, anytime from a computer, iPad®, iPhone®, or an Android® device of your choice. All you need is a fast internet connection and access to a web browser. All our training courses are built using HTML 5, making it more compatible with the browser on your smartphone or another mobile device such as a tablet.
Our cloud-based learning management system (LMS) tracks your progress, which means you can seamlessly switch between different devices during your Lithium Batteries Awareness Training without losing any progress. This means you can stop training in the middle of a lesson on your iPad® and resume your Lithium Batteries Awareness Training on your iPhone® without missing a step.
As our safety training courses are self-paced, you can complete Lithium Batteries Awareness Training at your convenience, moving through training content as quickly or slowly as you like.
The core objective of the Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course is to familiarize workers with the hazards associated with lithium cells and batteries and the best practices for their safe use, handling, and storage.
After completing the Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course, the learner will be able to:
- Understand the difference between lithium metal and lithium ion cells and batteries;
- Understand why lithium batteries pose additional safety hazards during handling, storage, and transportation;
- Describe the best practices for the safe use and storage of lithium cells and batteries;
- Summarize the safety procedures to follow if a cell is overheating, venting, or leaking; and
- Recall the different types of extinguishing agents required to fight fires caused by lithium metal and lithium ion batteries.
This Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course consists of 2 lessons. Students are required to take each lesson in sequential order as listed below.
- Lesson 1: Lithium Cells and Batteries– This lesson will describe the two types of lithium cells and batteries and the reasons why these cells and batteries are regulated during transportation. Learners will learn to distinguish between a “cell” and a “battery”, and understand the difference between lithium metal and lithium ion cells and batteries. They will also be able to explain the hazards associated with handling, storing, and transporting lithium cells and batteries. Finally, learners will gain knowledge about the best practices for the safe use and storage of lithium cells and batteries.
- Lesson 2: Emergency Response and First-Aid– As lithium batteries present a number of serious safety hazards due to their higher energy density and the presence of flammable electrolytes this lesson will focus on well-developed emergency action plans and proper personnel training in reducing injuries and damage to property and surrounding communities. Learners will learn to define a “workplace emergency” and “emergency action plan (EAP)” and understand why lithium batteries present additional safety hazards during handling, storage, and transportation. The lesson will also summarize the safety procedures to follow if a cell is overheating, venting, or leaking; and the different types of extinguishing agents required to fight fires caused by lithium metal and lithium ion batteries.
This Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course is designed by OSHA Certified Outreach Trainers and is updated and reviewed as soon as new requirements or regulations are issued by OSHA, DOT, EPA, and other regulatory agencies.
Once the Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.
A Final Note
It is important to remember that attending a training course on its own will not make a worker competent. Competence is developed over time by implementing the knowledge acquired through a training course to on-the-job work processes. Therefore, in addition to this online course, it is important that you receive additional on-site training from your employer
As an employer, do you want to train your employees as a team? Do your employees want to learn from a qualified instructor?
HAZWOPER OSHA offers customized group instructor-led training (ILT) and in-person group training. We facilitate in-person and virtual training for groups of all sizes, led by OSHA-authorized trainers who guide individuals through the key topics of the Lithium Batteries Awareness Training according to the compliance requirements of U.S. DOT 49 CFR (Transportation).
We can customize the Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course with your workplace-specific requirements so you can quickly and easily meet your workplace safety and health training goals.
- Course(s) of your choice,
- Preferred date for scheduling the training, and
- Number of employees expected to be trained.
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In-Person Group Training
- Course(s) of your choice,
- Preferred date(s) for the training,
- Location for the training, and
- Number of expected participants.
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‘Large corporations often operate and manage in-house learning management systems (LMS).’
We understand this statement and are ready to support employers in fulfilling their safety training goals by providing you with SCORM 1.2 or SCORM 2004 compatible safety training course files.
If you are in search of SCORM-compliant safety training courses developed in compliance with OSHA, HAZWOPER, NFPA 70E, DOT Hazmat, and RCRA safety regulations, then you are at the right place!
As experts in the field of safety training, we at HAZWOPER OSHA Training are aware of the various methods employers use to train their employees. Therefore, we are prepared to develop customized SCORM packages to suit your organization’s safety training needs. As such, we can convert this online Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course into a SCORM package to enable you to train your employees using your company’s LMS, making training accessible and hassle-free.
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All our courses are designed to take a specific amount of time. The Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course will take around 1 hour to complete. However, since the course is largely self-paced, some students may get through the course more quickly, while others may take longer to complete their training.
Lithium batteries have become a common form of energy source used for powering a range of devices including laptops, smartphones, smart watches, medical equipment, and vehicles. Due to their higher energy density and flammable electrolytes, lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries are classified as hazardous materials or hazmat.
According to the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), all hazmat employers and employees who prepare hazardous materials for shipment or engage in the actual commercial transportation of these materials via highway, rail, air, and water must receive the relevant training.
The Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course provides an overview of the hazards associated with lithium ion and lithium metal cells and batteries and the best practices for their safe use, handling, and storage. The course also encompasses the emergency procedures and first-aid measures for handling minor incidents and emergencies associated with lithium cells and batteries.
For a broader perspective of the training requirements outlined in Subpart H of Part 172 of the DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), Section 1.5 of the IATA DGR, and Section 1.3.1 of the IMDG Code, you may enroll in our Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course.
This is a short course intended to provide basic information about the different types of lithium cells and batteries and the emergency response and first-aid procedures required in handling lithium battery emergencies.
This course is perfect for hazmat employers, hazmat employees, and supervisors of hazmat shipping operations who must possess a basic understanding of the hazards and the best practices for safe use, storage, and handling of lithium batteries to support their work responsibilities.
No, there are no prerequisites for this Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course.
This same Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course can be used for re-training/refresher training purposes.
Please note: The U.S. DOT and OSHA do not specify how often someone needs to attend this training. Therefore, refresher training is at the employer’s discretion and may be required if there are regulatory changes.
Once you pass the final examination of the Lithium Batteries Awareness Training course, you will immediately be able to download and print your course completion certificate in PDF format.