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Packaging and Shipping Division 6.2 Materials: What the Laboratorian Should Know - 2014 

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Course Title: Packing and Shipping Division 6.2 Materials: What the Laboratorian Should Know - 2014 

Course Description:  Individuals who perform any duties related to packaging and shipping Division 6.2 Materials must receive training on a recurring basis. This eLearning course will assist laboratorians or others who package or ship laboratory materials to meet that requirement. Additionally, the course will inform supervisors or other employers of their responsibilities regarding certification of employees.

This course is intended to assist with meeting training requirements and will assist individuals seeking either initial certification or recertification. A series of exercises and case studies will allow participants the opportunity to expand their knowledge of the regulatory requirements, practice applying the regulations as they participate in realistic scenarios, and properly document training as a part of the certification process their employers will complete.

The course contains numerous job aids which will assist in course completion and be useful as learners are called upon to perform the duties related to this course. 

Audience: This basic to intermediate level course is intended for learners who perform any portion of the classification, packaging, documentation or shipping processes for Division 6.2 Materials. It will also benefit supervisors and employers who must complete the certification process.

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of this course, the participant will be able to:

  • Summarize the source of regulatory oversight for packing and shipping hazardous laboratory materials.
  • Discuss training and certification requirements for hazardous materials with your employer.
  • Categorize hazardous materials prior to shipping.
  • Label hazardous materials in accordance with DOT, IATA, and USPS regulations.
  • Demonstrate the ability to properly document the shipment of laboratory-related hazardous materials.
  • Recognize security threats associated with shipping laboratory specimens.

Course Credits: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Laboratory Training Branch is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. This course is approved for 2.0 contact hour.

This course has been approved for 2.0 contact hour in the category of Supervision/Administration, Quality Control/Quality Assurance, and Safety for Florida Laboratory Licensees.

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