Shipping Infectious Substances (and Dry Ice) can vary greatly from shipping other types of hazardous materials. Those who ship infectious substances must be aware of these often subtle differences and must be able to perform their jobs accordingly.
US DOT requires all hazmat employees receive general awareness, security awareness, and function-specific training (49 CFR 172.704). Air shippers must also comply with additional regulatory mandates provided in the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. With enforcement and fines for non-compliance on the rise, it is critical that shippers of infectious substances are fully trained in the regulations.
This online course is designed to meet the US DOT and IATA's training mandate for new or experienced hazmat employees and covers the specific rules regarding shipments of infectious substances. Students who complete this course will be prepared to accurately classify and name infectious substances, as well as package, mark, label, and document these shipments.
Registration includes an easy-to-download compliance notebook, along with Lion's top-notch reference materials.
Interested in training a large group? Check out our Group Training options.
Infectious Substances Training Topics:
- What is a DOT hazardous material?
- General packaging requirements
- Packaging requirements for Category A materials
- Packaging requirements for Category B materials
- Marking and labeling packages
- Preparing shipping papers and manifests
- Recognizing and responding to security threats
- Exclusions for small amounts of flammables and corrosives
- Shipping Infectious Substances (and Dry Ice) in dry ice
Who Should Attend:
Any employee who performs pre-transportation functions for the shipment of infectious substances, such as packaging, marking, labeling, completion of shipping papers, and/or supervision of the previously mentioned activities. This includes employees at hospitals, colleges, pharmaceutical companies, medical clinics or offices, research facilities, or other facilities that have diagnostic specimens or samples containing live cultures of pathogenic organisms.