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Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training (U.S. DOT, ICAO/IATA, IMO/IMDG)

In accordance with U.S. DOT HMR (49 CFR Part 172.704), IATA DGR (Section 1.5), and IMDG Code (Section 1.3.1).

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"The course content was insightful. The LMS is very user-friendly."

Nancy Conners, Administrative Assistant

"The training helped me understand the correct way to mark and label cargo containing lithium batteries."

Jon C Manning, Warehouse Assistant

"I never realized how complex the regulations are for shipping lithium batteries. The training course was very informative."

Paul Levin, Assistant Cargo Manager

"The training was effective, and I enjoyed the video animations as they helped me understand difficult parts of the HMR related to packaging and transporting lithium batteries in an easy way."

Sarah Monroe, Shipping Assistant – Dangerous Goods

Cost: $299.99 / person

7 Hour Course

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The Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course encompasses shipping guidelines for lithium cells and batteries as set forth by the U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR), and IMDG Code. The shipping guidelines cover both, “fully regulated” and “excepted” lithium cells and batteries, including:

  • Stand-alone lithium cells or batteries;
  • Lithium cells or batteries packed with equipment;
  • Lithium cells or batteries contained in equipment;
  • Lithium battery-powered vehicle or equipment; and
  • Lithium batteries installed in cargo transport unit.

The Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the general awareness and function-specific training requirements for transportation of lithium cells and batteries by highway, rail, air, and water. Additionally, it also covers the security awareness training requirements of the DOT Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180). Employees whose job function directly affects the safe transportation of hazardous materials must receive training within 90 days after employment or a change in job function.

Hazmat employees must receive recurrent training at least once every three years. For employees engaged in the transportation of hazardous materials by air, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) require recurrent training once every two years.

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 Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training certificate of course completion which will be emailed to you immediately.

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Our interactive Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries 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 Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries 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 Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries 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 Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training without losing any progress. This means you can stop training in the middle of a lesson on your iPad® and resume your Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training on your iPhone® without missing a step.

As our safety training courses are self-paced, you can complete Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training at your convenience, moving through training content as quickly or slowly as you like.


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The core objective of the Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course is to familiarize workers with the training requirements for shipping lithium cells and batteries as required by the DOT HMR (40 CFR Part 172.704), IATA DGR (Section 1.5), and IMDG Code (Section 1.3.1).

Course Objectives

After completing the Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course, the learner will be able to:
  • Fully understand the various regulatory requirements applicable to the transportation of lithium cells and batteries by various modes of transportation;
  • Understand the training requirements for hazmat employees;
  • Locate the pertinent information on the Hazardous Materials Table (HMT) that may be required on shipping papers;
  • Understand the general requirements for packaging, marking, labeling, and placarding hazardous materials;
  • Explain the hazards associated with handling, storing, and transporting lithium cells and batteries;
  • Describe the best practices for the safe use and storage of lithium cells and batteries;
  • Understand the shipping guidelines for “fully regulated” lithium cells and batteries that may be shipped separately, with equipment, or contained in equipment;
  • Understand the shipping guidelines for “smaller” or “excepted” lithium cells and batteries that may be shipped separately, with equipment, or contained in equipment;
  • Understand the exceptions for low production runs and prototypes;
  • Understand the protocols for safe disposal of lithium cells or batteries;
  • Recall the different types of extinguishing agents required to fight fires caused by lithium metal and lithium ion batteries; and
  • Describe the two key strategies that can be used to manage security risks during the transportation of hazardous materials.

This Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course consists of 5 modules broken down into 19 lessons. Students are required to take each lesson in sequential order as listed below.

Course Content

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Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training: Introduction

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Final Examination

This Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries 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. The course meets the compliance requirements of DOT HMR (40 CFR Part 172.704), IATA DGR (Section 1.5), and IMDG Code (Section 1.3.1).

Training Requirements

This Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course provides general awareness and function-specific training for shipping lithium batteries as required by DOT HMR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code.

However, if you ship lithium batteries and other hazardous materials, we strongly recommend that you enroll in our DOT Hazmat Transportation: Advanced General Awareness (10 Hour) Training course before you enroll for the Shipping Lithium Batteries training in order to fully understand the requirements of the U.S. DOT’s Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).

Certification

Once the Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course is completed, you will immediately be able to download, save, or print your Course Completion Certificate in PDF format.

A Final Note

In order to ensure compliance with federal regulations, always consult a current copy of the DOT HMR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code.

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 Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training according to the compliance requirements of DOT HMR (40 CFR Part 172.704), IATA DGR (Section 1.5), and IMDG Code (Section 1.3.1).

We can customize the Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course with your workplace-specific requirements so you can quickly and easily meet your workplace safety and health training goals.

Instructor-Led Training

Rates for the ILT course depends on the number of participants and changes required (if any) to the course content.

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In-Person Group Training

To get a quote for in-person group safety training, email (info@hazwoper-osha.com) or call (1-866-429-6742) us with the following details:
  • Course(s) of your choice,
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  • 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 Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries 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 Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course will take around 7 hours 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.

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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 shipments must comply with the U.S. DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations as set forth in Title 49 – Transportation. Hence, 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.

For lithium cells and batteries that are transported via air and vessel, the International Air Transport Association (IATA)’s Dangerous Good Regulations (DGR) and the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code also requires personnel involved in the handling and transportation of lithium batteries to receive relevant and adequate training.

Hazmat training requirements are outlined in Subpart H of Part 172 of the DOT’s Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR), Section 1.5 of the DGR, and Section 1.3.1 of the IMDG Code.


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Answer: A fully regulated lithium ion cell or battery includes:
  • A cell with a Watt-hour rating greater than 20 Wh; and
  • A battery with a Watt-hour rating greater than 100 Wh.
A fully regulated lithium metal cell or battery includes: 
  • A cell with a lithium content greater than 1g; and 
  • A battery with a lithium content greater than 2g. 

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Answer: A smaller lithium ion cell or battery includes: 
  • A cell with a Watt-hour rating equal to or less than 20Wh; and
  • A battery with a Watt-hour rating equal to or less than 100Wh.
For highway and rail ONLY, a smaller lithium ion cell or battery also includes:
  • A cell with a Watt-hour rating not exceeding 60Wh; and 
  • A battery with a Watt-hour rating not exceeding 300Wh.

A smaller lithium metal cell or battery includes:

  • A cell with a lithium content equal to or less than 1g; and
  • A battery with a lithium content equal to or less than 2g.

For highway and rail ONLY, a smaller lithium ion cell or battery also includes:

  • A cell with a lithium content not exceeding 5g; and
  • A battery with a lithium content not exceeding 25g.

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The following personnel must receive training:

  • Employees who are involved in any aspect of shipping lithium batteries by highway, rail, air, or vessel;
  • Common, contract, and private carriers who transport lithium batteries;
  • Shippers who offer lithium batteries for transport within states, between states, or internationally; 
  • Persons who design, manufacture, inspect, maintain, recondition, repair, or test packages, containers, or packaging components that are used for the transportation of lithium batteries; 
  • Persons who indicate by marking, labeling, or other means that lithium batteries are present in a package being transported in commerce; 
  • Persons responsible for the safety of hazardous materials during transportation; and 
  • Compliance officers who certify that all applicable requirements of the HMR, IMO, and ICAO are being met.

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Yes, the Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course meets the training requirements for shipping lithium cells and batteries as required by the DOT HMR (40 CFR Part 172.704), IATA DGR (Section 1.5), and IMDG Code (Section 1.3.1).

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No, there are no prerequisites for this Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course.

This Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries course provides general awareness and function-specific training for shipping lithium batteries as required by DOT HMR, IATA DGR, and IMDG Code.

However, if you ship lithium batteries and other hazardous materials, we strongly recommend that you enroll in our DOT Hazmat Transportation: Advanced General Awareness (10 Hour) Training course before you enroll for the Shipping Lithium Batteries training in order to fully understand the requirements of the U.S. DOT’s Hazardous Material Regulations (HMR; 49 CFR Parts 171-180).

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The Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training certification has a 3-year validity in line with DOT regulations.

If you are involved in shipping lithium batteries by air, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) require recurrent training once every two years.

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Yes, this Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course has a 3-year validity period. Individuals must re-take this Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course when their safety training certificate expires in order to renew their certification and fulfill the DOT’s recurrent training requirements.

If you are involved in shipping lithium batteries by air, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) require recurrent training once every two years.

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This same Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course can be used for re-training/refresher training purposes.

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Once you pass the final examination of the Shipping Lithium Batteries: Fully Regulated and Excepted Cells and Batteries Training course, you will immediately be able to download and print your course completion certificate in PDF format.