COSTHA 2017 Training Courses

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Safe & Compliant Transportation of Lithium Batteries by Ground & Air Training

Sunday, April 30, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm

This course provides in-depth information on how to ship lithium batteries under 49 CFR multi-modally and the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations by air. The course will cover classification, packing, marking/labeling (including the new lithium battery mark and label), documentation, and related exceptions as well as used or damaged batteries. Opportunities for discussion, examination, and a certificate for successful completion are included.

Course Materials: An illustrated student workbook, applicable interpretation letters, and other reference materials are provided.

Course Instruction by:
Thomas Ferguson, Sr. Technical Consultant, COSTHA    

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Paul Horner, Manager, Dangerous Goods Standards, IATA

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Overview of China Regulations Course

Sunday, April 30, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm

This unique course will teach us how the regulatory process in China works and how the regulatory framework is structured, which agencies are involved in the development and promulgation of dangerous goods transport regulations, and how it differs or is the same as the international regulations. This course is a great opportunity for anyone who is receiving product from China or is transporting products to or within China by all modes.

Course Materials: A student workbook will be provided.

Course instruction by:
Terry Guo, Education Representative, China, Regulatory Specialist, CDGP, Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

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Overcoming Regulatory Roadblocks Course

Monday, May 1, 2017
8:00am - 12:00pm

This course will focus on how to overcome regulatory roadblocks utilizing regulatory requirements as outlined in the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) incorporated in the 49 CFR. Utilizing the 49 CFR and the PHMSA website, this course provides guidance on how to search for letters of interpretation, obtain a letter of interpretation, how to structure a government approval and special permit request, how to obtain an accurate safety data sheet, and what questions to ask a manufacturer.

Prerequisite: A working knowledge of the 49 CFR Code of Federal Regulations.

Course Materials: A course workbook that includes letter of interpretation case studies, a letter of interpretation request sample, an approval request sample, a special permit request sample, and sample safety data sheets will be provided.

Course instruction by:
Michael Bowen, President, Bureau of Dangerous Goods

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RCRA Hazardous Waste for the Transportation Professional Training

Monday, May 1, 2017
1:00pm - 5:00pm

Students will be provided insight into the Environmental Protection Agencies (EPA) Resource Conservation Recovery Act (RCRA) with training topics covering, but not limited to, an overview of EPA and RCRA regulations, understanding hazardous waste, generator notification requirements, pre-transportation requirements (DOT), preparing a hazardous waste manifest, hazardous waste manifest management and tracking requirements, selecting a transport, and disposal/recycling vendor,etc.

Course Materials: A comprehensive compliance reference and exercise book will be provided.

Course instruction by: Roseanne Bottone, Lion Technology

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Advanced Air Dangerous Goods Recurrent Training

Monday, May 1, 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm

This course provides students with a refresher in the knowledge to read and apply the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations, as well as how to comply with new requirements in the 58th Edition. It will cover 49 CFR versus IATA DGR variations, terms and definitions, proper shipping names, hazard classes, identification numbers, packing groups, state and operator variations, packaging, labeling, marking, and certification paperwork. The course is taught using a combination of lectures, visual aids, exercises, and question and answer opportunities. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive a training certificate for Advanced Air Recurrent Training.

Prerequisite: In-depth Air Training

Course Materials: A comprehensive compliance reference and exercise book will be provided. Students will be required to have a current copy of the IATA DGR 58th Edition. Call COSTHA at 518-761-0389 for special pricing on code books required for this course.

Course instruction by: Sean Kelly, DGI Training

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IMDG Dangerous Goods Advanced Recurrent (Amd. 38-16) Training

Thursday, May 4, 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm

This Advanced Recurrent Training course will cover the major changes and revisions of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, Amendment 38. After passing an exam, students will receive a certification that satisfies IMDG Code for record-keeping purposes.This course is designed for shippers, freight forwarders,third-party logistics entities, carriers, and other hazardous materials/dangerous goods professionals.

Prerequisite: Initial IMDG Training

Course Materials: Course materials are designed to maximize retention of course content using a combination of lectures, work projects, visual aids, question and answer sessions, and workbook. Students will be required to have the current copy
of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (Amendment 38-16) Book. Call COSTHA at 518-761-0389 for special pricing on code books required for this course.

Course instruction by: Neil Wrobleski, Dangerous Goods Council

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