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Computer-based Training
Computer-based Training
Provide your employees with the training they need, when they need it, with computer-based training modules.

Teaching your team about proper shipping and handling of hazardous materials isn't always a one-time thing. Running refresher courses and training new employees requires having training materials ready to go when you need them. Our team at CARGOPak has you covered with computer-based training modules that can provide basic training and refresher courses for your team on demand. The courses we provide cover the following types of shipping materials:

  • Limited Quantities
  • Nitrate Films
  • Category B, biological substances
  • Lithium batteries

Computer-based training modules are an excellent way to ensure that your team has the training needed to properly and safely ship hazardous materials, as they can learn the materials at a pace that works for them. You'll notice that your employees have improved retention of the material after working through the modules and completing associated competency tests, which means that your entire company will be much safer in the end.

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    Hazardous Materials Shipping

    49CFR§172.702 Applicability and responsibility for training and testing.

    (a) A hazmat employer shall ensure that each of its hazmat employees is trained in accordance with the requirements prescribed in this subpart.

    Shipping hazardous materials shouldn't be taken lightly. If an item isn't packed or labeled correctly, your team and the person or organization receiving the package could be at risk of injury or illness. Our computer-based training modules will demonstrate proper techniques and standards to ensure that those taking the course can easily understand the concepts involved.

    Consignment procedures for shipping hazardous materials include the following:

    • Classifiction
    • Identification
    • Packaging
    • Packing
    • Marking & Labeling
    • Placarding
    • Shipping Papers

    Our modules will cover all these key areas. End result? your team will be well-versed in what it takes to handle such materials according to domestic and international shipping laws.

  • Nitrate Film Shipping


    Shipping Nitrate film domestically in the USA requires a lot of attention to detail. Compliance with the Federal Department of Transportation's Hazardous Materials regulations of CFR49 is a must, and if not followed correctly could lead to costly fines for non-compliance.

    Shipping by air involves an even deeper understanding of the regulatory requirements for shipping UN1324, Films, nitrocellulose based. As well as the domestic federal regulations you must also know the specific compliance details of the International Air Transport Association's Dangerous Goods Regulations.

    Whether your shipping a single reel or a multi-reel feature length film, our computer-based training modules will walk your team through how to properly pack, mark and label the packages as well as completing the shipping papers correctly

    We'll also cover the recent Limited Quantity requirements for ground transport and the specifics for shipping nitrate negative stills as Excepted Quantities.

  • Shipping Biological Substances

    Shipping biological substances can be dangerous as they can be toxic, infectious, or cause physical injury to those handling them. Biological substances include, but are not limited to the following:

    • Biological products
    • Cultures and stocks
    • Sharps
    • Toxins
    • Diagnostic specimens
    • Regulated medical waste
    • Used health care products

    Our computer-based training modules will help walk your team through the proper identification of biological substances and what it takes to package and label them. Once finished, your employees will have a strong understanding of the appropriate shipping of these products to ensure that there isn't an accidental needle stick or toxin exposure during transit or opening.

  • Lithium Battery Shipping

    From our smartphones to wireless headphones to electric vehicles, lithium batteries are everywhere in our everyday lives. There's no avoiding them, but we can avoid improper handling. When appropriately stored, lithium batteries can function at a high level and put out tremendous amounts of energy, which is why they're used in cars and smartphones. However, improper storage or packaging can cause the batteries to put out large amounts of heat and start a fire. One recommendation for properly shipping lithium batteries includes limiting them to a charge of 30% total rated capacity. Our computer-based training modules will include further instruction regarding testing for lithium batteries, packaging, and labeling to ensure safety.

  • Shipping Limited Quantities

    One of the most frequently overlooked options for hazmat shippers are the use of the limited quantity exceptions.

    Shipping hazardous material using the limited quantity provisions can provide shippers considerable savings. The provisions of the “Ltd. Qty.” exception also provides shippers considerable relief from the regulations. This exception means expensive UN specification packaging; hazmat labeling; Emergency response telephone number and the shipping paper requirements are not required.

    Transporting dangerous materials in smaller quantities generally means less risk. With regular hazmat labels not required and identified with a limited quantity label shipments can be assembled quicker, saving times and the extra bonus of no hazmat surcharges from carriers.

    Training your staff to understand and apply the provisions of the Limited Quantity exceptions using our flexible,easy to use computer based training would be a wise investment.