According to United States’ 49 Code of Federal Regulations, Canada’s Transportation of Dangerous Goods Act and Regulations and IATA’s Dangerous Goods Regulations, all persons handling dangerous goods must be trained.
The Federal Aviation Administration currently issues a minimum penalty of $250 per violation, except training violations are subject to a $450 minimum penalty. The maximum assessment is set at $50,000 per violation per day, except $100,000 if the violation results in death, serious illness or severe injury to any person, or substantial destruction of property.
The FAA has increased the amount of inspections at shipper’s facilities considerably. World Courier offers a full day training—“Safe Transportation of Infectious Substances and Dry Ice by Air”—and a 1.5 hours training—“Safe Transportation of Biological Substance, Category B and Dry Ice by Air.”
Please email World Courier Training, North America for information on organizing specifically tailored, on-site training courses or tele-training courses in the United States or Canada. You can also contact us toll free at 1-800-387-3381 ext 2334.