DOT Hazmat: Packaging


The objectives of this DOT Hazmat: Function Specific - Packaging course address the Federal Department of Transportation training requirements for 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i).

Per 49 CFR 172.704(a)(2)(i)

Function-specific Training. (i) Each hazmat employee must be provided function-specific training concerning the requirements of this subchapter, or exemptions or special permits issued under subchapter A of this chapter, that are specifically applicable to the functions the employee performs.

Learning Objectives

At the end of this course, students should be able to:

  • Distinguish between a "package" and "packaging" according to the HMR;
  • Identify the shipper's package and packaging responsibilities, and any exceptions to these requirements;
  • Describe special types of packaging, including generic and specific packaging requirements and exceptions;
  • Understand the packaging requirements and exceptions related to limited quantities, agriculture products, materials of trade, and lab packs; and
  • Identify packaging for damaged or leaking hazardous materials packages.

Topics Covered

Section 1 - Course Overview
Section 2 - General Packaging Requirements
Section 3 - Air Shipments
Section 4 - Packaging Exceptions
Section 5 - Leaking or Damaged Packages, Hazardous Waste, and Overpacks
Section 6 - DOD Packaging
Final Exam

DOT Hazmat: Packaging


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