COSTHA 2018 Training Courses

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SAFE AND COMPLIANT TRANSPORTATION OF LITHIUM BATTERIES BY GROUND & AIR

Sunday, April 22, 2018
8:00am - 12:00pm

This course provides in-depth and up-to-date 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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HAZMAT SHIPPING BY US POSTAL SERVICE (USPS), HOW TO USE PUBLICATION 52

Sunday, April 22, 2018
1:00pm - 5:00pm

This course will provide guidance on the use of the USPS Publication 52, Hazardous, Restricted, and Perishable Mail to ensure hazardous materials in the mail are prepared for safe handling and transport with a special focus on batteries in the mail.

Course Materials: An illustrated student workbook and other reference materials will be provided along with a certificate of participation.

Course Instruction by:

L’Gena Shaffer, Technical Consultant, COSTHA

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Michelle Lassiter, HazMat Mailing Program, US Postal Service

TOXIC SUBSTANCES CONTROL ACT (TSCA) RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS

Monday, April 23, 2018
8:00am - 12:00pm

TSCA affects any business that uses, processes, imports, or manufactures chemicals. The rules are complex and enforcement is stringent, making accurate and detailed recordkeeping and repor ting mandatory for successful compliance. Essentially static for nearly forty years, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act has made some noteworthy changes to the US chemical management law. This four-hour workshop will examine the various recordkeeping and reporting requirements implemented under TSCA. It will detail what you must collect, report, and keep on file to remain in compliance. Topics will include the Chemical Data Reporting rule for existing chemicals and the Premanufacture Notification rule for new chemicals, and more. In addition, we’ll discuss the latest EPA regulatory initiatives as mandated by the Lautenberg Act, including the chemical inventory reset and existing chemical risk evaluations.

Course Materials: An illustrated student workbook and other reference materials will be provided.

Course Instruction by:

Scott C. Dunsmore, CET Instructor, Lion Technology, Inc.

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ADVANCED AIR DANGEROUS GOODS RECURRENT

Monday, April 23, 2018
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 59th 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 59th Edition. Call COSTHA at 518-761-0389 for special pricing on code books required for this course.

Course Instruction by:

Steve Canney, Lead Safety Consultant, J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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TRANSPORT DANGEROUS GOODS CANADA REGULATIONS (TDGR)

Monday, April 23, 2018
1:00am - 5:00pm

The Canadian Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) and US Hazardous Materials Regulations of Title 49, Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) are similar, but not identical;most variations, but not all of them, are dealt with by a reciprocal agreement that establishes procedures for cross-border shipments. This half-day training program will provide an overview of the TDGR regulations, and identify areas where reciprocity does and does not apply. TDGR Training is mandatory for all personnel preparing shipments, shipping, or receiving hazardous  materials / dangerous goods within, to, or from Canada.


Course Materials:

Course materials are designed to maximize retention of course content and include handouts of the presentation, exercises and quiz, and student evaluations. Students will be required to have the latest edition of the TDG Mini Format Book. Call COSTHA at 518-761-0389 for special pricing on code books required for this course.

Course Instruction by:

Racheal Mani, ICC Compliance Center

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ESTABLISHING OR RUNNING AN EXISTING CORPORATE DANGEROUS GOODS PROGRAM

Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:30am - 12:00pm

Many training courses focus on the mechanics of making a HazMat shipment, but what else needs to be done to remain in compliance? This course will cover many of the other functions that must be performed, and discuss options for how to comply. Topics include registration, security plans, non-sales shipments including arranging returns, options for arranging training, record retention, measuring  compliance, classification storage and delivery, dealing with inspections, and several more. Meant for those that manage dangerous goods compliance programs, this interactive training course is a must-have addition to standard HazMat training.


Course Materials: A handbook, required visual aids, exam and associated certificate for successful completion of the course are provided.

Course Instruction by:

Gene Sanders III, W.E. Train Consulting

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS ADVANCED RECURRENT (IMDG AMD 38-16)

Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:30am - 4:30pm

This Advanced Recurrent Training course will cover the major changes and revisions of the InternationalMaritime Dangerous Goods Code, Amendment 38. After passing an exam, students will receive a certification that satisfies IMDG Code 1.3.1.3 for
record-keeping purposes. This course is designed for shippers, freight forwarders, third-party logistics entities, carriers, and other hazardous materials/dangerous goods professionals.

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:

Andy Pennell, DGM Support (North America), Inc.

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ADR EUROPEAN ROAD REGULATIONS RECURRENT

Thursday, April 26, 2018
8:30am - 12:00pm

This function-specific course is designed for those requiring knowledge of the regulations for the transportation of dangerous goods by road throughout Europe. The training will cover the most fundamental and important aspects of the European regulations, including exemptions and limited quantities, multilateral agreements, classification, use of Tables A & B in Part 3, packing instructions,mixed packing, tank transport, marking, labeling, and documentation. Participants will also be provided with an inside overview on the changes in the 2019 edition. The course includes opportunities for discussion, an exam, and certificate of successful completion.

Course Materials: Course materials are designed to maximize retention of course content and include handouts of the presentation, work projects, exam, and student evaluations. Students will need to have the current copy of the European Agreement Concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) Restructured ADR applicable as of January 1, 2017. This version can be downloaded for free at: https://www.unece.org/trans/danger/publi/adr/adr2017/17contentse0.html

For those who like to work with the book, call COSTHA at 518-761-0389 for special pricing on code books required for this course.

Course Instruction by:

Volker Krampe, Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser, Beiersdorf AG