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Shipping Regulated Medical Waste

Course Code: HMT 222

This course provides required hazmat training for employees who prepare and offer medical waste for ground transport. Professionals who complete this course will be prepared to accurately classify and name medical wastes as well as package, mark, label, and complete shipping documentation for these shipments.
Medical wastes pose unique hazards in the workplace and in transportation. Medical waste shippers must ensure compliance with the US DOT Hazardous Material Regulations for ground transport, including employee training requirements. 

This course provides general awareness, security awareness, and function-specific training for hazmat employees who prepare and offer shipments of regulated medical waste. 

Registration includes: 

  • Engaging, interactive 49 CFR hazmat employee training.
  • Relevant excerpts of the 49 CFR Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR). 
  • Trusted compliance resources and references to simplify hazmat compliance.
  • Six months of Lion Membership for complete compliance support.
  • Certificate to demonstrate competence in 49 CFR hazmat regulations.

Shipping Regulated Medical Waste Training Topics:

  • What is a DOT hazardous material?
  • How do regulated medical wastes compare to other hazmat?
  • Classifying and naming regulated medical wastes
  • General packaging requirements
  • Selecting authorized packaging
  • Marking and labeling packages
  • Preparing shipping papers and manifests
  • Recognizing and responding to security threats


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Key Learning Objectives:

  • Develop general awareness of hazardous materials regulations and how they apply to the employee's job
  • Properly package, mark, label, and handle medical waste shipments for ground transportation
  • Help meet US DOT hazmat employee training mandates 

Online Course Details

Course code HMT 222
Compatible on Desktop, tablet, or mobile
Duration 4 to 5.5 hours
Access time 90 days
Certificate issued Yes
Training required by      US DOT (49 CFR 172.704(c))

CEUs and Certification Maintenance

CEUs awarded 0.50
ABIH CM Points 0.58
Lion Membership           6 months

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Professionals choose Lion’s online training because our courses are more detailed and more up-to-date than other training available.

Hazardous materials, environmental, and safety professionals rely on Lion for:
  • Courses developed and supported by credentialed, experienced trainers.
  • Materials updated continuously to keep pace with changing regulations.
  • Unrivaled training resources to simplify compliance and inform decision making.
  • Flexible, convenient solutions to fit any schedule or learning style.
  • Ongoing compliance support, including the Lion Finder Service

Online courses can be accessed 24/7, from any internet connection, with support available 7 days a week. Test drive a course or learn more about online training.  

Who takes regulated medical waste hazmat training?

Any employee who performs pre-transportation functions for the shipment of medical waste, such as packaging, marking, completion of shipping papers, and/or supervision of the previously mentioned activities. This includes employees at hospitals, medical clinics or offices, research facilities, or other facilities with sharp collection and/or medical centers.
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