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Hazardous Materials (HAZ)

Individual Course / Program


5 Days


No Certification Required

Training Method

Lecture and Practical Exercises






USCG Licensed Deck Officer or equivalent background

Individual Course


Part of Program


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Course Description

This MITAGS thirty-five hour course provides general awareness, function specific, emergency response, and safety training related to the transport, stowage, and handling of hazardous materials / dangerous cargoes aboard vessels. This course includes training and instruction in the subject areas of:

This course satisfies the following STCW95 and CFR training requirements:

  • 49 172 Subpart H
  • 49 172 Subpart B
  • 49 172 Subpart G
  • 49 172 Subpart C

Prerequisites- None, but it is preferred that attendees have a USCG Deck Officer License or an equivalent background and experience.

Suggested Courses/Skills- None.

What You Will Learn

  • Security and General Awareness.
  • Training Requirements of 49 CFR 172.704.
  • Function specific (i.e. use of hazardous material tables, shipping papers, emergency response, and dangerous cargo manifests).
  • Stowage and segregation of cargoes requirements of 49 CFR.
  • International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG) and SOLAS pertaining to vessels carrying dangerous goods.
  • Describe the general provision of dangerous goods transport.
  • Identify specific dangerous goods transport provisions applicable to the function of a licensed deck officer.
  • Identify and demonstrate safety measures to prevent and/or mitigate an intentional release of dangerous goods.

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MITAGS - Linthicum Heights, MD


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