Regulatory Compliance Training: U.S. DOT Cracking Down on Undeclared Hazmat Shipments

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LAFAYETTE, N.J. (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) -- Lion Technology, the nation's leader in regulatory compliance training, is presenting a unique four-day training series on the DOT, IATA, and IMDG regulations. On day one and two, Lion will cover the DOT rules during the "Hazardous Materials Transportation Certification" workshop; day three will focus on "Shipping Hazardous Materials by Air"; and day four will focus on "Shipping Hazardous Materials by Vessel." Students may attend one, two, or all three workshops. The training will be held in: Boston, MA on July 7-10; Hartford, CT on July 13-16; and Parsippany, NJ on July 14-17.

The workshops feature in-depth discussions of the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations and the IATA and IMDG Dangerous Goods Regulations, with an emphasis on the differences between the regulations and the critical components of hazmat shipping, including classification, shipping papers, package selection, package marking and labeling, and recordkeeping.

The fee for the two-day workshop is $695 per person. Each additional day is $495 per person. Registration includes hands-on instruction, course reference materials, networking luncheon, and one year of follow-up support services. Group discounts for 3 or more students are available. Sign-in is at 7:30 a.m., with the workshop beginning at 8:30 a.m. and concluding at 4:30 p.m. Pre-registration is recommended. Students can register by phone, (973) 383-0800, or via the Internet at .

Together with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Department of Transportation (DOT) is taking action to reduce undeclared shipments and the illegal transport of hazardous materials via airline, truck, rail, ship, and pipeline. Undeclared shipments of hazardous materials are predominately aerosols and flammable liquids (e.g., paint and paint-related materials), as well as dry ice, perfume products, and cigarette lighters. As a result, the regulated community can expect to see an increase in enforcement and inspection efforts.

Before a hazardous material is transported in commerce, it must be properly classified, described, packaged, marked, and labeled as prescribed by the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations. The DOT also mandates that all hazmat employees who "directly affect the safety of hazardous materials transportation" be trained and tested on these same regulations. These hazmat employees must have additional training on the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and IMDG Code if shipping by air or ocean.

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.

CONTACT: Lion Technology, (973) 383-0800, .

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