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Hazardous Materials: Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air

Hazardous Materials: Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air


Overview/Description
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Prerequisites
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Overview/Description
A wide range of electronic devices, including smartphones, laptops, tablets, and digital cameras, use lithium ion batteries. These batteries are classified as dangerous goods for transport purposes and are subject to special shipping regulations. In this course, you'll learn how to comply with US and international regulations when shipping lithium ion batteries by air. You'll learn how to package, mark, and label lithium ion batteries, and how to prepare the required shipping documents. 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.

Target Audience
Employees involved in the preparation and shipment of lithium ion batteries by air

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.5

Lesson Objectives

Hazardous Materials: Shipping Lithium Batteries by Air

  • recognize the hazards posed by lithium ion batteries
  • recognize different categories of lithium battery shipments under the DOT and IATA regulations
  • match packaging requirements for lithium ion batteries to different categories of shipments
  • recognize labeling and marking requirements for lithium ion batteries to be shipped by air
  • identify shipping paper requirements for shipping lithium ion batteries by air
  • Course Number:
    ehs_trn_a05_sh_enus