Labelmaster is offering the newly released 2009-2010 edition of the Technical Instructions for the Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air, published by the International Civil Aviation Organization. The last update was two years ago. ICAO's Technical Instructions have been amended to align them more closely with the latest revised edition of the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Changes to the new edition include general principles defined in greater detail to clarify the intent of the requirements, pre-notification of revised packing instructions applicable in 2011, changes in training requirements for employees handling hazardous materials, revisions to the requirements for shipping lithium batteries, provisions for electronic documentation and record keeping, and the inclusion of a new package mark in the excepted-quantities provisions. The book is available in English, French and Spanish for $147. A supplement to ICAO's Technical Instructions is also available for $199. Labelmaster also announced a partnership with Instruction Technologies to launch an online hazmat training program in the U.S. for professional truck drivers. Labelmaster has completed beta testing of the program and will market it under the name Online Transportation Training. The four-lesson set meets training requirements under Parts 172.700 through 172.704 of Title 49 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Upon completion of the lessons, drivers will be issued certificates of training for inclusion in their training files.
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