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Virtual hazmat training: interactive, customized and ideal for these times

While you’re coping with the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many things you can put off until life gets back to normal. Hazmat training, however, is probably not one of them. If your—or your team’s—certifications are coming due, you have to renew your training, or you risk fines for non-compliance. (Expired or incomplete training certifications are

Hazmat hopes 2020: If Dangerous Goods professionals ran the world

Every fall, we invite everyone who attends the Dangerous Goods Symposium (and lots of other hazmat pros) to answer one simple question: If you could wish for one thing in the entire Dangerous Goods galaxy, what would it be? Now, for the third straight year, we’ve compiled those answers to kick off our year with

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Infographic: Who needs Dangerous Goods training? And what kind?

Who needs Dangerous Goods training? That’s easy. Training is mandated by law for anyone involved in the transport of Dangerous Goods. There are very few exceptions to the rule. But who needs what kind of training? That’s a more complicated question. Employers are responsible for making sure every employee is trained for every DG function

DG Symposium preview: IATA’s Nicolas Carlone on automation and virtual reality

Nicolas Carlone, Assistant Director of DGR and Cargo Publications at IATA, will speak on Dangerous Goods acceptance automation—and give a live demo of IATA’s new virtual reality training tool—at the 14th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 4–6, 2019, in Chicago. During last year’s Dangerous Goods Symposium, we wrote, “Sometime in the not-too-distant future, someone will

Dangerous Goods competency assessments: A level beyond training

Should people who handle Dangerous Goods be as competent at their jobs as doctors are at theirs? Philip Mondor thinks so. “Doctors, nurses and lawyers are subject to rigorous competency assessments based on robust science. We’re seeing an emergence of similar practices in occupational areas that have regulated aspects, like logistics.” Mondor is the president

Do you need the industry’s most complete IATA online training course?

There are hazmat regulations, and then there are hazmat air transport regulations. However complex and burdensome you might find the regulations for transport of any given material by road, rail or vessel, you can bet the regulations for shipping that same material by air are tougher to comply with. The reason for the disparity is

2018 Dangerous Goods Symposium speaker LaQuita Donald on training millennials.

LaQuita Donald, CHMM, CDGP, the Environmental & Hazmat Compliance Manager at Motion Industries, Inc., will speak about “Training Millennials” during the 13th annual Dangerous Goods Symposium, September 5–7, 2018, in Rosemont, Illinois. You may never talk with anyone who’s more enthusiastic about her role in the Dangerous Goods industry than LaQuita Donald. Yet she’s concerned

Besides hazmat employees, who else should get hazmat training?

Every organization handling Dangerous Goods knows (or ought to know) that employees meeting the definition of a “hazmat employee” need to be trained in accordance with 49 CFR, Part 172, Subpart H, unless otherwise excepted. Who’s a hazmat employee? The short version of the definition, from Part 171.8, is: “A person who … directly affects

Two (more) ways to make hazmat training stress-free

Last year, Labelmaster introduced five new online training courses to help Dangerous Goods pros relieve some of the stress of required hazmat training. Stress? What stress? Well, when you manage a shipping operation that handles Dangerous Goods, stress is part of the job description. And keeping hazmat employees compliantly trained and knowledgeable can be a

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