Lithium Battery Shippers Need Hazardous Materials Training

      

Wed, 19 May 2010, 15:40:05 EDT
Edited by Debra Tone

LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lion Technology, the nation's leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a unique two-hour training program to address the latest domestic and international rules for shipping lithium batteries. A live Web seminar hosted through www.Lion.com will be held on June 8th, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST/EDT.

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LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lion Technology, the nation's leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a unique two-hour training program to address the latest domestic and international rules for shipping lithium batteries. A live Web seminar hosted through www.Lion.com will be held on June 8th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST/EDT.

Lithium battery shipments pose significant risk if not packaged correctly. If a lithium battery malfunctions due to mishandling, improper packaging, or inherent defects, it generates extreme heat that could ignite the packaging. Such a fire cannot be easily extinguished. This poses great risk for those transporting the batteries, especially during air transport.

The DOT mandates that all hazmat employees who "directly affect the safety of hazardous materials transportation" be trained and tested on the hazmat regulations applicable to their specific job functions and responsibilities. With civil penalties up to $55,000 per day per violation and criminal penalties up to $110,000 per day per violation, it is critical that lithium battery shippers receive updated training on the latest hazmat regulations.

The seminar will cover the current regulations for ground, air, and vessel shipping under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), International Air Transport Association (IATA), and International Maritime Organization (IMO). Shippers will also learn how to prepare for the new DOT regulations that are due out within the next six months. These pending rules tighten the lithium battery restrictions by eliminating the regulatory exceptions for smaller shipments of lithium batteries, increasing packaging requirements, and adding new documentation provisions.

The Web seminar is designed for anyone who performs pre-transportation functions, such as battery classification, packaging, marking, labeling, or completion of shipping papers. It also applies to those who ship electronics or other products that are packaged with batteries or contain batteries.

The fee for the Web seminar is $229 per person. Group pricing is available. Registration includes function-specific training, student workbook, and training certification. Students can register by phone, (888) 546-6511, or via the Internet at www.Lion.com .

About Lion Technology:

Since 1977, more than 100,000 professionals have relied on Lion Technology to meet their regulatory compliance training needs. Lion offers comprehensive training and resources in the area of environmental, hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation, and workplace health and safety compliance. Training is offered through nationwide public workshops, live Web seminars, online courses, and on-site programs. Regulatory support services and consulting are provided to assist industry comply with Federal and State laws and regulations.

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