Shipping Lithium Batteries Virtual Training Course

August 29, 2024


Shipping Lithium Batteries 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 will introduce the hazardous materials employee instructor to:

  • 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

The course also includes case studies that will show the participant examples of lithium batteries and the step-by-step process to use when shipping lithium batteries.

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