Lithium Battery Inspection Virtual Training Course

September 17, 2024


Lithium Battery Inspection Virtual Training Course

The use of lithium batteries continues to increase, which means more lithium batteries are being transported in commerce, including initial-use lithium batteries and used batteries for recycling.

This virtual training course on inspecting lithium batteries will teach the roadside inspector about:

  • Types of lithium batteries and common uses
  • Lithium battery chemistry and safety
  • Lithium battery classification in §173.185, including exceptions
  • Shipping papers, when required
  • Marking, labeling and placarding
  • Emergency response and incident investigation
  • Undeclared lithium battery shipments

This training course was made possible by a Community Safety Grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration.