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Maritime: HAZCOM for Tank Barge Operations

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Advantage™  Advantage™
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52 to 104 minutes
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Standard Definition
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IE Desktop
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MasteryNet Player
Lesson Interactions
Quiz Questions
Closed Captioning
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Moxie Media, Inc.
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This Hazardous Communication training, developed specifically for the tank barge audience, identifies the engineering, administrative, and Personal Protective controls necessary for safe tank barge operations. Learners are given the information needed to understand the barge hazcom program and the hazards associated with certain cargoes. Information about cargo includes regulations, transfer controls, and what kinds of cargo is considered hazardous. Content also contains equipment and engineering controls, as well as the hazcom program responsibilities.

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  • Install on any SCORM LMS
  • Rich multimedia presentation with interactions and quiz
  • Print certificate and wallet card
  • You have 60 days to complete the course

All personnel dealing with chemical and gas tank barge operations. This includes towboat crewmembers, facility operators and tankerman, barge maintenance personnel, emergency responders, USCG, and inspectors.

The course presents the following topical areas:
  • Understanding Barge Hazcom
    • The intent of the program
    • Your company's responsibility
  • Physical and Health Hazards
    • Physical hazards
    • Flashpoint
    • Health hazards
    • Routes of entry
    • Avoiding health hazards
    • Knowing the risks
  • USCG Regulated Cargoes
    • 46 CFR Subchapter D
    • Transporting Subchapter D cargo
  • Cargo Information Resources
    • Hazardous cargo documents
    • Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
    • Required signage
    • Resources
  • Tank Barge Equipment and Engineering Controls
    • Securing cargo tank valves
    • Securing cargo tank hatches
    • Securing tank top openings/vent stacks
  • Cargo Transfer
    • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
    • Declaration of Inspection (DOI)
  • Hazardous Tank Barge Cargoes
    • Hydrogen Sulfide H2S
    • Benzene
    • Heated cargoes
    • Additional chemicals
  • Program Review
    • Responsibilities
Intended Performance Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course you will be better prepared to:
  • Understand the reason for a Hazard Communication program.
  • Recognize physical and health hazards on the job.
  • Use proper handling procedures for USCG regulated cargoes.
  • Use proper sources to locate hazardous cargo information.
  • Properly operate, maintain, and inspect engineering controls.
  • Wear the proper PPE when transferring cargo.
  • Properly complete the Declaration of Inspection.
  • Follow proper procedure when handling Benzene.
  • Follow proper procedure when handling Hydrogen Sulfide H2S.
  • Follow proper procedures for heated cargo.
  • Follow proper procedures for additional chemicals.
  • Understand the importance of the Hazard Communication Program.

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