When shipped by air, dry ice (also called Carbon Dioxide, Solid or UN 1845) is regulated as a Class 9 hazardous material.
Whether you ship vaccines, medical samples, flower arrangements, or frozen steaks, there are requirements you must know to properly package, label, and document dry ice shipments. As dry ice sublimates during transportation, it releases gas that can build up pressure inside of your package. If that gas is emitted in a confined space (like an airplane), it displaces oxygen and can cause asphyxiation. Dry ice can also cause severe skin damage.
The courses below cover what shippers must know to ship product in dry ice in full compliance with the latest 49 CFR, IATA DGR
, and IMDG Code
US DOT requires training for all employees involved in shipping hazardous materials.
Training must be completed at least once every three years (49 CFR 172.704).
For air shippers, the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations require hazmat training once every 24 months (IATA DGR 1.5).
Learn more: Hazmat Training FAQ