COSTHA 2019 Training Courses

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CERTIFIED DANGEROUS GOODS PROFESSIONAL (CDGP) EXAM 

Saturday, April 6, 2019
12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management’s (IHMM) Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) credential recognizes expertise in dealing with the safe, secure, and compliant transportation of dangerous goods internationally under the model regulations published by the United Nations (UN Orange Book), International Maritime Organization (IMDG Code), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO TI), and International Air Transport Association (IATA DGR). The CDGP examination is open book (for the above references) and tests candidates’ ability to effectively use and interpret these regulations individually and in conjunction with one another. For the purposes of the exam, the ICAO TI may be substituted by the IATA DGR.

In order to sit for the exam, candidates must complete an online certification application at www.ihmm.org and contact IHMM at examinfo@ihmm.org to inform them of your intention to sit for the exam at the COSTHA Annual Forum. The costs associated with certification are a $175 application fee, $360 examination fee, and $160 annual maintenance fee, totaling $695. These fees are paid directly to IHMM. The annual maintenance fee is the only necessary fee for maintaining the certification thereafter. CDGPs must recertify every five years by either completing adequate professional development activities (such as attending COSTHA) or taking the latest exam.

CDGP Exam Provided by: Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

 

 

 

 

 

SAFE AND COMPLIANT TRANSPORTATION OF LITHIUM BATTERIES BY GROUND & AIR

Sunday, April 7, 2019
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

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, documentation, and related exceptions as well as used, damaged or defective batteries. Opportunities for discussion, examination, and a certificate for successful completion are included.

Prerequisite: Previous experience with shipment of lithium batteries

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

 

WHAT TO EXPECT WHEN THE FAA SHOWS UP AS A RESULT OF AN INCIDENT REPORT WORKSHOP

Sunday, April 7,2019
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This workshop will provide guidance on how to prepare for a US DOT Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection that stems from an incident reporting (https://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat-program-management-data-and-statistics/data-operations/incident-reporting).

The workshop will include:

  • Question and answer session
  • Discussion regarding the proof of training records and what must be part of the training record retention process
  • Information regarding the importance of internal audits to determine proper compliance for the transportation of hazardous materials in commerce.

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

Course Instruction by:
Mark Gentile, Bureau of Dangerous Goods, Ltd.

SAFETY RISK MANAGEMENT FOR FACILITATORS

Sunday, April 7,2019
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

This course introduces participants to Safety Risk Management (SRM) principles, and the role of a facilitator. Learners will work through a case study Safety Risk Assessment, navigating how to effectively manage the overall SRM process used at FedEx Express.

Course Materials: Pocket guide to completing a Safety Risk Assessment, sample intake forms for SRA, Risk Matrix used to quantify levels of risk by severity and likelihood, and qualitative and quantitative data for case study.

 

 

 

 

Course instruction by: David Jones, Manager, Corporate Safety, Dangerous Goods Administration, FedEx Express


David Frassinelli, SMS Manager, Air Operations Safety & Airworthiness, FedEx Express

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS/DANGEROUS GOODS
CLASSIFICATION TRAINING

Monday, April 8, 2019
8:00am - 12:00pm

Classification and identification are the first and most critical steps to successful hazardous materials/dangerous goods management and transport. Inaccurate identification begins a domino-effect of mistakes that can end in serious injury to employees, carriers, emergency responders, or the general public. If a material has been classified incorrectly, it will typically also be packaged, marked, labeled, and handled incorrectly and may be subject to enforcement and/or penalties. This course satisfies the initial and recurrent function-specific training under the DOT, ICAO/IATA and the IMDG Code for individuals performing any classification and identification activities. NOTE: The frequency of refresher training for the DOT is every three years but training is required every 24 months for ICAO/IATA.

Course Materials: Students will receive a course workbook package. Students will be required to bring their own copy of the current IATA (60th Edition), 49 CFR (October 1, 2018 Edition), and IMDG (AMD 39-18) regulations.

Course instruction by: Barbara Foster, ICC Compliance Center

ADVANCED AIR DANGEROUS GOODS RECURRENT

Monday, April 8, 2019
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 60th Edition. It will cover 49 CFR versus IATA DGR differences, terms and definitions, proper shipping names, hazard classes, identification numbers, packing groups, state and operator variations, packaging, labeling, marking, and certification of shipping documents. 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: Initial 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 60th Edition.

Course Instruction by:

Neil Wrobleski, Dangerous Goods Council, Inc.

ADR EUROPEAN ROAD REGULATIONS RECURRENT TRAINING

Monday, April 8, 2019
8:30 am – 4:30 pm

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, 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.

Prerequisite: Initial ADR Training

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, 2019.

Course Instruction by:

Ivan Schmelczer, CDGP, DGSA, General Manager, Trans-DGT International

UNDERSTANDING THE EXCEPTIONS TRAINING

Monday, April 8, 2019
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

A multimodal course focused on the most frequently used exceptions in the regulations. The 49 CFR, the IMDG Code and the ICAO have many exceptions that shippers can take advantage of if used correctly.

This course will present information on where you can find the information and how to ensure your shipments meet the requirements for the exceptions. The course will include excepted quantities, limited quantities, consumer commodities for all modes and more. The course includes opportunities for discussion, an exam, and certificate of successful completion.


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

Course Instruction by:

Jay Johnson, DGSA, Regulatory Compliance Manager, Inmark Packaging, Inc.

TRANSPORT OF EXCEPTED PACKAGES OF RADIOACTIVE
MATERIALS BY AIR AND HIGHWAY TRAINING

Thursday, April 11, 2019
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This course will introduce students to the concepts of shipping “excepted packages” of Class 7 Radioactive material. The most commonly shipped radioactive consignments are excepted packages. The course covers transport definitions associated with these materials, identification and proper shipping name selection, and packaging requirements. Additional controls that govern excepted package transport will be presented. The course is designed for shippers, freight forwarders, and other hazardous materials / dangerous goods professionals preparing excepted packages of radioactive materials shipped by air and highway. An examination will be given which will result in certification of the participant in excepted packages.

Course Materials: A study guide and work projects are provided. Students will be required to bring their own copy of the current IATA (60th Edition) and 49 CFR (October 1, 2018 Edition) regulations.

Course Instruction by:

Jerry Green, Instructor, DGI Training, Inc.

MEXICAN OFFICIAL STANDARDS (NOMS) FUNCTION SPECIFIC

Thursday, April 11, 2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This course will define transport regulations as they are presented in the regulation for the ground transport of hazardous materials and waste, regulated by SCT (Secretary of Communication and Transportation) in Mexico and review the requirements for Mexican NOMS (Official Mexican Standard) applicable to ground transport of hazardous materials and waste. The course will also address training requirements from SCT and STPS (Secretary of Labor and Social Security).

All states within Mexico have adopted the regulations in ground transport of hazardous materials and waste regulation & NOMS as the regulations for transportation within each of those states. Therefore, these regulations are enforced not only by federal authorities but also by state authorities. The regulations in ground transport of hazardous materials and waste regulation & NOMS are applicable to domestic ground transportation of hazardous materials. However, the regulations are incorporated in the United Nations (UN) recommendations and therefore, in some cases, are very similar to the International regulations.

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

Course Instruction by:

Rodolfo Koria, Technical Consultant, COSTHA

 

 

INTERNATIONAL MARITIME DANGEROUS GOODS ADVANCED RECURRENT (IMDG AMD 39-18) TRAINING

Thursday, April 11,2019
9:00 am – 5:00 pm

This Advanced Recurrent Training course will cover the major changes and revisions of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code, Amendment 39. After passing an exam, students will receive a certification that satisfies IMDG Code 1.3.1.3 for training and record-keeping purposes. This course is designed for shippers, freight forwarders, third-party logistics entities, carriers, and other hazardous materials/dangerous goods professionals preparing DG shipments for transport by sea.

Function-specific topics covered include: enforcement, classification, use of the IMDG Code’s List of Dangerous Goods, packaging of dangerous goods, loading of cargo transport units, marking, labeling, placarding, documentation, stowage and segregation. General awareness, security awareness and safety topics will also be covered to satisfy the training requirements.

Course Materials: Course materials are designed to maximize retention of course content using a combination of lectures, interactive exercises, visual aids, and question and answer sessions. Students will be required to have the current copy of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (Amendment 39-18) Book.

Course instruction by: Environmental Resource Center