Safety Diploma Course

DOT HAZMAT Shipping Training


Students joining this course get to know the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations with respect to shipping hazardous consignments through sea. The course has been formulated to include all basic concepts of safety procedures including safe handling and transport regulations and process to identify, handle, pack, and carry various kinds of hazardous materials via sea ports and vessels.

Governing regulations

Students are provided with the information on the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code and its relevance while carrying hazardous materials via ships along with understanding on the safety needs as stated in section 171.12 and 176.11 of the HMR.

Course Overview

This course has been conceptualised to create awareness among workers and handlers of hazardous materials at sea ports and ships on the safety measures and risks involved in loading, unloading, and special safety procedures and regulations with regard to hazardous goods movements for sea transport. The course aims to make hazmat employees knowledgeable about different hazardous items, risks and dangers in handling them, and existing regulations while transporting such materials by vessel. Tutors also provide statistics and case studies to make students understand various hazardous materials compliances with regard to vessel transportation.

Who Must Take this Course?

According to 49 CFR part 176 section 13 Responsibility for compliance and training, a sea carrier will not be allowed to transport hazardous materials unless each of their workers involved in handling and transportation should be properly trained as mentioned by subpart H of part 172 of this subchapter.

Course Format

Our DOT Hazmat Transportation – Carrier Requirements (Water) training course contains good quality content, graphics and audio presentations and question banks to practice well to clear the final exam.
Upon successful completion each student will receive Hard copy of completion certificate and can print a wallet card

Continuing education credits?

Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) after completing the safety course.

Topics Covered

  • About This Course
  • Course Objectives
  • Introduction to DOT Hazmat Carrier Vessel Training Course
    • Applicability
    • Key Terms
    • Incidents and Statistics
  • Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR)
    • Regulatory Agencies
    • Training Requirements
    • Hazardous Materials Table (HMT)
      • Columns 1-10 of the HMT
      • Appendix A
      • Appendix B
      • How to Use the HMT
      • Hazard Classes
      • ORM-D
  • 49 CFR Part 176: Subparts A and B
    • Subpart A—General Requirements
      • Vessel Personnel
      • Inspection
    • Subpart B—General Operating Requirements
      • Shipping Papers
      • Certificates
      • Dangerous Cargo Manifest
      • Other Documentation
      • Inspection of Cargo
  • Subparts C and D
    • Subpart C—Handling and Stowage Requirements
      • Preparation of the Vessel
      • General Stowage Requirements for Hazmat
      • Transport Vehicles, Freight Containers, Portable Tanks, and Power-Operated Industrial Trucks
    • Subpart D—Segregation Requirements
      • Segregation Table Key
  • Subparts E and F
    • Subpart E—Control of Transport Vehicles
      • Private Automobiles and Motorboats
    • Subpart F—Special Requirements for Barges
  • Subpart G—Detailed Requirements for Class 1—Explosive Materials
    • Loading and Unloading
    • Precautions
    • Stowage
    • Electrical Requirements
    • Segregation
    • Passenger Vessels
    • Cargo Transport Units and Shipborne Barges
    • Handling Class 1—Explosive Materials in Port
    • Magazine Vessels
  • Subparts H, I, and J
    • Subpart H—Detailed Requirements for Class 2—Compressed Gas Materials
      • Stowage under Deck
      • Miscellaneous Stowage Requirements
    • Subpart I—Detailed Requirements for Class 3—Flammable and Combustible Liquids
      • Miscellaneous Requirements
    • Subpart J—Detailed Requirements for Class 4—Flammable Solids, Class 5—Oxidizers and Organic Peroxides, and Division 1.5 Materials
      • Stowage of Charcoal
      • Division 1.5 materials, Ammonium Nitrate, and Ammonium Nitrate Mixtures
      • Permit Requirements
  • Subparts L, M, N, and O
    • Subpart L—Detailed Requirements for Division 2.3 Poisonous Gas and Division 6.1 Poisonous Materials
    • Subpart M—Detailed Requirements for Radioactive Materials
      • Transport and Criticality Safety Indices
      • Tables
      • Segregation Distances
      • Leakage or Sifting of Radioactive Materials
    • Subpart N—Detailed Requirements for Class 8—Corrosive Materials
    • Subpart O—Detailed Requirements for Cotton and Vegetable Fibers, Motor Vehicles, Polymeric Beads, and Plastic Molding Compounds
      • Stowage of Cotton or Vegetable Fibers with Rosin or Pitch
      • Stowage of Cotton or Vegetable Fibers with Coal
      • Stowage of Motor Vehicles and Mechanical Equipment
      • Polymeric Beads and Plastic Molding Compounds
  • Incident Reporting and Security
    • Security Awareness
  • Summary
  • Additional Resources
  • Exam