11.4 Training

Current regulations for shipping infectious substances/diagnostic specimens can be found through IATA, DOT, USPS (United States Postal Service), FedEx and by contacting EHS’s Biosafety Staff (335-8501).

EHS offers ICON training courses for shipping infectious substances and patient specimens with or without dry ice and a separate course for shipments where the only hazard is dry ice.  You must complete applicable training and have documentation of such training.  Due to changes in shipping regulations made by the DOT/IATA, online training must be updated every two years, or more often, as the regulations change.  Any questions should be directed to the Biosafety Staff at EHS.