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Packing and Shipping Division 6.2 Materials: What the Laboratorian Should Know 2016

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Course Title: Packing and Shipping Division 6.2 Materials: What the Laboratorian Should Know 2016

Course Description: In order to be certified (or recertified) to ship laboratory materials you must complete training on the hazardous materials regulations as well as some facility specific training.

This on-line course uses a problem solving approach to provide training on infectious materials (Division 6.2 Materials) as specified in the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations. The content includes some general security training as well as some guidance on facility specific training.

Access to resource documents and a number of job aids will not only enhance your learning experience but also provide useful resources for your laboratory.

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 Team 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 hours.

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

For more information on Continuing Education (CE) credit types and details, please visit the CDC Laboratory Training Continuing Education page.