TARGET AUDIENCE: The training is for military and civilian personnel of all services including laboratory technicians, pathologists, safety officers, warehouse workers, doctors, and nurses who work at a health care facility and handle, package, mark, label, move or prepare infectious substances, diagnostic specimens, biological products or regulated medical waste for transport.
Details the provisions governing biomedical material transport. The course focuses on National and International transport regulatory requirements as prescribed by International and Domestic transportation authorities. United Nations Recommendations for the Transport of Dangerous Goods are discussed as presented in the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, International Maritime Dangerous Goods (IMDG) Code, U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Regulations, Department of Defense (DOD) directives and regulations as well as other regulatory agencies.
Students learn to identify and classify biomedical material; prepare Category A and B Infectious Substances, toxins, genetically modified microorganisms (GMMO)/genetically modified organisms (GMOs), regulated medical waste, biological products, and related medical material for transport; prepare and certify shipping papers for biomedical material; package samples and specimens for transport; and certify shipments of biomedical material for transport. To be designated a certifier of biomedical material, students must successfully pass an opened-book examination with 75% or better. The course meets both the DOD and DOT training requirements.