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Shipment of Biological Materials 2023

Ended Jun 30, 2023

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Full course description

Course Introduction

This online class is to provide IU employees involved in activities related to hazardous and biological materials transportation with comprehensive guidance for regulatory compliance.  Compliance with Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) regulations (49 CFR Parts 170-180) and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) as published in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods regulation is a requirement for any person who offers a hazardous material for shipment.  Non-compliance with the federal HMR can result in civil or even criminal penalties for the University and the invidual(s) responsible for the violation.  This course satisfies the DOT requirements for training. 

Learning Outcomes

After completing the module, you will be able to:

  • Properly and safely handle, document, package, and transport biological materials per requirements, including shipments of materials on dry ice

Module Topics Include

  • Identifying HazMat employees
  • Identifying hazardous materials
  • Transporting chemicals
  • Learning how to package category A, B, and exempt human specimens
  • Training
  • Recordkeeping

Course Creator 

IU Environmental Health and Safety

Length: 30 min

IU Environmental Health and Safety

Credit: Certificate

Audience: All IU employees who ship or receive packages containing materials regulated for transport and to all employees who transport hazardous materials.