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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
  • 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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Why choose online DOT hazmat training?

Online hazmat training is convenient, cost-effective way to satisfy US DOT hazmat employee training mandates for bulk or non-bulk hazmat shippers. Produced and kept up-to-date by Lion's team of experienced hazmat trainers and regulatory experts, the Shipping Regulated Medical Waste Online Course is comprehensive, reliable, and designed for busy hazardous materials professionals.

Online courses are available 24/7 with support available 7 days a week. Our state-of-the-art learning management system gives you access to tools that will enhance your online training experience:
  • Resume your training from where you left off with automatic bookmarking
  • Track your progress with the detailed course status display
  • Get answers to your course content questions from expert instructors
  • Develop your compliance expertise with engaging interactions
  • Test your knowledge with exercises and quizzes on critical topics
  • Access your complete Lion training history at any time

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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