IATA 5: Limitations and Shipment Review

  • 3 topics | 28m 1s
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This course explains that the Department of Transportation (DOT) governs all modes of transportation in the US, including air transportation. The DOT has a set of regulations pertaining to the shipment of hazardous materials (dangerous goods) known as the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). This training course may be used to meet the requirements for general awareness and familiarization training. Your employer will provide additional function-specific training. The content in this course is designed to comply with the intent of the applicable regulatory requirements. Learner objectives are to identify the requirements placed on a shipper by the Department of Transportation when shipping by air, identify the requirements placed on the shipper by other national authorities, identify the requirements placed on the shipper by the carrier, and verify that a shipment is properly identified, packaged, marked, and labeled, and the documentation is correct. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements. |w


  • identify the government agency that oversees the transportation of hazardous materials
  • identify requirements of the emergency response information to be provided by the shipper
  • identify documents that contain emergency response information
  • identify the placarding requirements placed on the shipper by the DOT
  • identify placarding exceptions
  • identify general guidelines for state and carrier variations and other limitations that apply


  • DOT Requirements
  • Placarding Requirements
  • Codes, Variations, and Limitations