B. To assist with the planning of training courses, the minimum required by subject matter
relating to the transport of dangerous goods by air, for various categories of personnel, is
1. Personnel engaged in the ground handling, storage, and loading of dangerous goods must
be trained in general philosophy, labeling and marking, handling and loading procedures,
compatibility, and emergency procedures.
2. Packers must be trained in the classes of dangerous goods, list of dangerous goods, general
packaging requirements, equivalents, specific packaging instructions, and labeling and marking.
3. Shippers must be trained in the classification of dangerous goods, list of dangerous goods,
prohibitions, packaging instructions, labeling and marking, shipper's responsibilities, and
dangerous goods transport documents.
9.8 DoD Hazardous Material Training Requirements
A. Preparing Hazardous Materials for Military Air Shipment.
Training for military airlift must be in accordance with AFJMAN 24-204/TM 38-250/NAVSUP
PUB 505/MCO P4030.19/DLAM 4145.3. This regulation specifies that commanders assign
hazardous material workers into one of four functional groups and determine the level of training
required. This method forms a building block approach which provides basic hazardous
materials training applicable to all personnel at the first level. Trainers then provide more
detailed training to supplement the basic level of training (additional levels added) based on
specific job responsibilities. Section 1.19 specifies that personnel must receive initial training
and subsequent refresher training at 24 month intervals and section 1.20 specifies documentation
of training records.
B. DoD 4500.9R, Defense Transportation Regulation (DTR), requires that all personnel
involved with the preparation and shipment of hazardous materials by commercial carriers or by
military vehicles must be trained. The specifics of this training are found in the DTR, Chapter
204, Hazardous Materials, paragraph E, Training. The DTR chapter provides information
regarding mandatory training requirements, refresher training, training records, and a listing of
SECTION III. THE TRAINING PLAN
9.9 General. Training's primary purpose and goal must be trained and competent personnel,
adequate and properly maintained equipment, intelligent job planning, alert supervision, and
satisfactory organization morale. Attainment of this goal in today's complex storage and
materials operations, further complicated by numerous Federal laws and regulations, is very
difficult. It is, however, a goal that installations must constantly strive to attain if they are to
have efficient and safe storage and materials handling. Training is also the best preparation for
emergencies. Training for emergencies must produce fast action and authoritative, decision-
oriented operational responses across all levels. Training should also begin with the premise
that, whatever the emergency might be, trained individuals can minimize the impact of