The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code was developed as a uniform international code for the transport of dangerous goods by sea covering such matters as packing, container traffic and stowage, with particular reference to the segregation of incompatible substances.

This course is designed to meet the function-specific training requirements of the USDOT Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H) for shippers who offer “dangerous goods” for transport by sea in accordance with the International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code. The course is intended for mangers, supervisors, and other “hazmat employees” who are responsible for functions that have a direct impact on the safe transportation of “dangerous goods” by sea, to include classification, identification, packing, marking and labeling, and documentation. The course also offers a discussion of security awareness. The duration of this seminar is eight (8) hours. Compliance requirements for air shipment of Explosives (Class 1) and Radioactive Materials (Class 7) are not included in this training program.

    Topics Include:
    • Use of the IMDG Code
    • General Provisions/Applicability
    • Classification
    • Shipping Name Selection/Use of the Dangerous Goods List
    • Package Selection (including IBCs)
    • Markings and Labeling of Packages (including IBCs)
    • Placarding and Marking of Cargo Transport Units
    • Documentation
    • DOT Security Requirements