Hazardous Materials Shipping
Dry Ice Shipping Training
The purpose of this class is to to provide function specific training to individuals performing dry ice shipments. Dry ice, or solid carbon dioxide, is regulated by the Department of Transportation as a hazardous material when shipped by air or water, and as such, its transport in those modes is subject to various regulatory training requirements.
Once a completed test is received, you will be issued a certificate of training and testing, that shows you have met the regulatory training and testing requirements for the preparation of packages containing dry ice for shipment.
Regulated Medical Waste Shipping Training
The purpose of this class is to to provide function specific training to individuals performing regulated medical waste shipments. If you sign Regulated Medical Waste Manifests, or otherwise fill or prepare path waste boxes or tubs for shipment, you should complete this training.
The course is hosted by Mizzou Canvas. The training should take about 30 minutes to complete. You should turn off pop-up blockers before clicking the link below to begin the training.
The Regulated Medical Waste Shipping Training course is comprised of one module: EHS530 DOT Regulated Medical Waste Shipping. You must complete the module and score at a minimum 80% on the quiz to receive credit for this course.
Once a completed test is received, you will be issued a certificate of training and testing, that shows you have met the regulatory training and testing requirements for the preparation of packages containing regulated medical waste for shipment.
Infectious Substance Shipping Training
The purpose of this in-person class is to train staff on proper identification, classification, and packaging of Category A infectious substances in accordance with the Department of Transportation (DOT), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations and/or guidelines. This class also covers Category B Biological Substances, Genetically Modified Organisms, and patient specimens. This training, if applicable to the individual's work, is required every two years. This training is intended for campus personnel who will ship or receive genetically modified materials, human blood, or infectious substances capable of causing permanent disability or life-threatening or fatal disease in otherwise healthy humans or animals. If you would like to attend this training, please contact Environmental Health & Safety.
Certain Small Quantity Shipments
Training can be developed for you if you regularly ship small quantities of certain hazardous materials whose characteristics do not vary by shipment. The scope of this training would be limited to the specific material you ship, the types of containers and packagings used, and the particular mode of transport. Examples would include environmental samples preserved in a flammable liquid (e.g., insects in ethanol), or material dissolved in an acidic solution (e.g., food starch in 50% nitric acid). Please contact Kevin Fasken at the EHS Resource Recovery Center (882-3736) for further information.