IMDG 3: Packaging, Marking, Labeling, Placarding, and Documentation (Update Available)

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The International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code is the recognized code of practice for the safe carriage of dangerous goods by sea. Manufacturers, packagers, shippers, stowers, carriers, and others involved throughout the supply chain must adhere to the provisions in the IMDG Code when dealing with cargo to be transported all or in part by ship. This course will familiarize learners with the IMDG Code and its requirements and regulations for packaging, marking, labeling, placarding, and documenting dangerous goods for transport by sea. This IMDG 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.

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All personnel involved in the packaging, preparation, and handling of dangerous goods for marine transportation

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IMDG 3: Packaging, Marking, Labeling, Placarding, and Documentation (Update Available)

  • determine the proper packing instructions and provisions for a dangerous good in the IMDG Code
  • identify general provisions related to packing dangerous goods
  • identify the provision that applies to the reuse of packing materials for shipping dangerous goods
  • using the Dangerous Goods List, find instructions and provisions codes for shipping dangerous goods using IBCs and portable tanks and bulk containers
  • match various types of tanks and containers to their definitions
  • identify packages that are properly marked and labeled in accordance with the IMDG Code
  • match IMDG Code general shipping provisions to the appropriate type of packaging
  • identify cargo transport units that are properly marked and placarded in accordance with the IMDG Code
  • determine the basic shipping description for a dangerous good
  • identify the components of a basic shipping description
  • identify the information that belongs in key sections of a transport document
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