Basic International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) – Amendment 34


The International Maritime Organization (IMO) and the US Department of Transportation (DOT) requires that Hazmat Employees receive recurrent training at least once every three years. This means that Employees who handle and prepare Hazardous Materials for transportation by sea, Employees of Water Carriers, and associated industries such as Ports, Terminals, Shipping Agents, Freight Forwarders and NVOCCs may need recurrent training whenever significant amendments in the IMDG Code affect the performance of a hazardous material function. The IMDG Code is subject to revision through amendments which are published by the International Maritime Organization every two years - and you may require training this year.


Why you should attend:

This program includes Amendment 32-04 which is authorized for use January 1, 2006, as well as the latest DOT rulemakings applicable to Inter-modal transportation.


The US DOT 49CFR, Part 172, Subpart H, requires that all Hazmat Employees must be trained within 90 days of starting employment and must receive recurrent training at least every 3 years, bearing in mind that the IMDG Code       Provisions are now mandatory.


Target Audience:

* Port Authorities & Terminal Operators

* Shipping Agents’ Operations & Documentation Personnel

* Freight-Forwarders & NVOCC’s

* Manufacturers who import and handle Hazardous Materials

* Warehouse Operators who store and handle Hazardous Materials

* Energy Companies & Oilfield Companies

* Enforcement Personnel, Governmental Transportation Agencies

* Marine Environmentalists


Outline of IMDG Instruction:


Day 1:

Format of the IMDG Code.

The Nine Hazard Classes of Dangerous Goods.

Using the Dangerous Goods List.

The Requirements for Shippers and Craters / Container Packing

General Packaging Requirements.

U.N. Specification Packaging Requirements.

Marking, Labeling and Placarding.

Dangerous Goods Cargo Manifest Documentation.


Day 2:

Review of Day 1.

Documentation:  Container Packing certificate, Lading under fumigation

Limited Quantity Shipments.

Marine Pollutants.

Unit Loads, Over-packs and Salvage Packaging

Stowage and Separation.


Day 3:

Classification of commodities Not Listed by Name.

Classification of Mixtures and Solutions.

Multiple Dangerous Goods.

The MSDS Data Resources

Compliance with 49 CFR, Carrier and Port – Conditions and Limitations.

Bulk Packages – Portable Tanks and IBC’s.

Review – Questions and Answers Period.


 Course Materials:


 Workshop includes:


*  Individual copies of the 2005 Edition of Official Training Manual - Complete Comply for the IMDG”;

* US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) HazMat Training Cards;

* US Dept. of Transportation (DOT) Training Kit with Official HazMat Labeling;

* Work Projects & Handouts;

* Certificates of Completion and Records.


 Available for Purchase - On Advance Order ONLY:


 2006 Edition IMDG Amendment 32 – a 2-volume set of books. Please request this 4 weeks in advance of Training Date.



Course Dynamics and Materials:


This is "hands on" training, with participation and active interaction encouraged.  Work Projects, Handouts, Certificates of Completion and Records to meet evidence of training will be furnished.



COST: US$350.00 per person

DURATION: Three days