Society for Chemical Hazard Communication

 Professional Development Training

Environmental Hazards in Transportation

View Brochure - Available via Distance Training October 9, 2018

NOTE: You will receive a certificate upon passing the test.  Retraining is required per DOT regulation – see 49CFR172.704 which states:

Recurrent training. A hazmat employee must receive the training required by this subpart at least once every three years. For in-depth security training required under paragraph (a)(5) of this section, a hazmat employee must be trained at least once every three years or, if the security plan for which training is required is revised during the three-year recurrent training cycle, within 90 days of implementation of the revised plan.

IATA, however, requires retraining every 24 months. Since this is a multi-modal course that includes IATA – your certificate expires every 2 years.

The DOT cannot really enforce 24 months so you could decide to refresh every 3 years if you do not need to sign IATA shipping papers. You do not need to take a full course like this for a refresher. 

Course Description

This course is designed to teach both the assessment of environmental toxicity data relating to transportation and the various ways transportation regulations worldwide address environmental hazard communication.  Many Dangerous Goods transportation experts lack expertise in Environmentally Hazardous Substance classification data analysis.  Many environmental toxicologists lack expertise in the various ways transportation regulations address environmentally hazardous substances, from multiple lists to criteria to various exceptions based on size, mode of transport, and geography.  SCHC now addresses all those issues in one course divided into two independent sessions.

The information in this course can be obtained separately by taking both an SCHC course in environmental toxicology assessment, and, the SCHC transportation classification course.

Intended Audience

Hazard communication professionals looking to strengthen their Dangerous Goods environmental hazard classification skills, and dangerous goods professionals looking to strengthen their environmental hazard data assessment skills. 

Course Director / Instructor

Gene Sanders, CET, CDGP, CDGT, DGSA

Mr. Sanders is the Manager and owner of W.E. Train Consulting, and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Dangerous Goods Trainers Association.

Course Instructor


Denese A. Deeds, CIH, FAIHA, SDSRP 

Denese Deeds is the Director of Chemical Regulatory Services and co-founder of Industrial Health & Safety Consultants, Inc. In this role she prepares SDS and other hazard communication documents and assists companies with overall chemical regulatory compliance. Denese worked for several large companies as an industrial hygienist before focusing her consulting career on hazard communication. She is an active member of the AIHA Stewardship and Sustainability Committee at AIHA.


Course Fee per session:

$275 Members $365 Nonmembers SCHC Members: check online for the Discount Code


Course Topics and Schedule

DAY 1:  Thursday, October 04, 2018 (independent session): 

1:00 – 1:15

Introduction and Agenda

1:15 – 4:45

Toxicological Terminology
Calculation Methods
GHS Environmental Hazard Conclusions
Review of Ecotoxicology Data Assessment

3:00 – 3:10


4:45 – 5:00

Instructions and Distribution of Exam

DAY 2:  Tuesday, October 09, 2018 (independent session): 

1:00 – 4:45

Application of GHS conclusions to ADR/RID/ADN and IMDG Code
US RQ/Hazardous Substances List
US Marine Pollutant List
Marine Pollutants in International DG regulations
Operational Exceptions 

3:00 – 3:15


4:45 – 5:00

Instructions and Distribution of Exam


Keywords:  Hazmat, Dangerous Goods (DGAC), Hazardous Materials, Classification, Transport, Training, Certification