Lithium Batteries Training

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A wide array of electronic devices, vehicles and equipment are powered with lithium batteries. This includes cell phones, digital cameras, laptop computers, tablets, and portable video game consoles. However, the US Department of Transportation (DOT), International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) all consider these batteries to be Class 9 hazardous materials. The stored energy within these batteries or cells that power many of the items we use in our daily lives can, under certain conditions, also cause lithium batteries or cells to overheat and catch fire. This poses a great risk to the integrity of the packaging, the integrity of the vehicle transporting the lithium batteries, and the lives of hazmat employees as well as civilians.

As such, shipping lithium batteries can be dangerous without the proper handling. This is why all three organizations have regulations governing the classification, identification, packaging, marking and labeling, documentation, placarding, and segregation of lithium batteries. One can certainly learn about these regulations in the respective hazardous materials training courses for shipping by air, ground, or vessel, but the regulations for lithium batteries warrant their own specialized training. This is because of how often lithium batteries are shipped and the potential dangers they pose. Moreover, the shipping requirements may differ greatly based not only on the mode of transportation, but on whether they are lithium ion batteries or lithium metal batteries. Regulations may also be different for packages containing “small” lithium batteries, for which exceptions may apply.

This course is intended as a supplement to dangerous goods training for air, ground, or vessel. Upon completion of the course, the student will have a better understanding of the current regulations involving shipping and handling of lithium batteries. There have been many significant changes in all three modes, and is important for both new and existing shippers of lithium batteries to understand and apply the prescribed regulations.

UPDATED FOR 2018 

Course Objectives

At the end of the course, participants should be familiar with:

  • The different types, sizes, and uses of Lithium Batteries, as well as the need to properly pack, mark, label, and document shipments of such batteries
  • Definitions of components and measurements associated with Lithium Batteries
  • The regulations which apply to the transport of Lithium Batteries
  • Specific information for each of the three modes of transportation: ground, air, and vessel
  • Emergency Response Procedures associated with Lithium Batteries

Upon satisfactory completion of the course, the student may download a certificate of completion.

Additional information regarding USA Hazardous Materials Training requirements can be found at: https://phmsa.dot.gov/

Initial or Recurrent  

Primary Audience

This course is intended for shippers, freight forwarders, and hazmat employees involved in the handling and transport of lithium batteries, including equipment containing lithium batteries, lithium batteries packed with equipment, and spares.

 
Course Code:
LIT-1000-BW-18
Prerequisite:
Modal training for job description for shipment and handling of Dangerous Goods based on the appropriate modal regulations
Course Length:
Varies by Student

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