FAA Warning for Shipping Lithium Batteries Prompts Critical Need for HazMat Training, says Lion Technology

(c) eNewsChannelsNEW YORK, N.Y. /eNewsChannels/ — In the wake of the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) recent alert, lithium battery shippers are finding it more difficult to ship their products. To avoid potential transport incidents, Lion Technology offers a two-hour web seminar to teach the hazmat rules for ground, air, and ocean shipping. These live web seminars are hosted through www.Lion.com and will be held November 18th and December 9th, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. ET.

The fee for the two-hour web seminar is $229 per person. Registration includes function-specific training, downloadable regulations, and training certification. Students can register by phone, (888) 546-6511, or via the Internet at http://www.Lion.com .

The seminar will cover the rules for ground, air, and ocean shipping under the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), International Air Transport Association (IATA), and International Maritime Organization (IMO). It is designed for employees and supervisors who perform pre-transportation functions, such as battery classification, packaging, marking, labeling, or completion of shipping papers. It also applies to those who ship electronics or other products that are packaged with batteries or contain batteries.

Students will also learn about more stringent rules pending that will eliminate regulatory exceptions for smaller shipments of lithium batteries, amongst other shipping changes.

The DOT mandates that all hazmat employees who “directly affect the safety of hazardous materials transportation” be trained and tested on the hazmat regulations applicable to their specific job functions and responsibilities. With civil penalties up to $55,000 per day per violation and criminal penalties up to $110,000 per day per violation, it is critical that lithium battery shippers receive updated training on the latest hazmat regulations.

About Lion Technology:

Since 1977, more than 100,000 professionals have relied on Lion Technology to meet their regulatory compliance training needs. Lion offers comprehensive training and resources in the area of environmental, hazardous materials/dangerous goods transportation, and workplace health and safety compliance.

Training is offered through nationwide public workshops, live web seminars, online courses, and on-site programs. Regulatory support services and consulting are provided to assist industry comply with Federal and State laws and regulations.

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