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Transportation of Hazardous Materials (TRANS HAZMAT)

Last updated: 14 Nov 2023

Provides formal training prerequisite for command approved qualification to certify hazardous materials for shipment via all modes of transportation. The course includes a comprehensive overview of the transportation of hazardous materials by motor, rail and water and an intensive review of the requirements for movement of hazardous materials by commercial/military air.

Included are the roles and missions of the Department of Transportation (DOT), Defense Transportation System (DTS), and commercial carriers, national, state and local regulations storage (incident to transportation) handling, packaging, marking, labeling and placarding of hazardous materials and various hazardous materials warning systems. Students will be trained in the use of the applicable Codes of Federal Regulations (CFR), Air Force Interservice Manual 24-204 (NAVSUP P-505/MCO 4030.19F), International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) / International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulation (DGR), and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Dangerous Goods Code (IMDGC) requirements for documentation, forms, labels, marking, placarding and inspections.

Qualification credit for the course is dependent upon successful completion of each of three module examinations covering all regulatory publication. Each examination must be passed to continue course enrollment. Qualification attained is effective for 24 months, after which additional certification or re-certification is required. This course is extremely technical and requires at least average reading ability. Personnel eligible: uniformed personnel of the armed forces, DOD civil service personnel, and (with appropriate NETC quota approval) eligible DOD civilian contractors. This course is designed only for those personnel who must "certify hazardous materials for shipment."

*International student point of contact is Naval Education and Training Security Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA).
(850) 452-8162, DSN 459-8162.

Point of Contact
Navy Supply Corps School
Educational Counselor

1378 Porter Ave.
Naval Station Newport
Newport, RI 02841

(401) 841-4819

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