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Infectious Substance Transport

Learn the technical aspects about shipping infectious substances by air (Division 6.2 - Category A and B).

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What you will learn

Upon completing this course you will have the skills to:

  • Apply the technical aspects of shipping infectious substances by air
  • Reference the current Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines based on the most recent IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Manual
  • Use our step-by step workbook in conjunction with the current Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines publication
  • Promote safe and efficient handling practices in the workplace
  • Facilitate shipments with compliance

Who should attend

This course is recommended for:

  • Medical personnel
  • Laboratory personnel shipping viruses for research purposes
  • Airline cargo acceptance agents and freight forwarders
  • Pharmaceutical company employees

Course content

  • Classification, labeling, documentation, handling and emergency procedures for Infectious Substances
  • Interactive exercises on proper completion of the Shipper's Declaration for Infectious Substances to ensure shipment compliance with Dangerous Goods Legislation
  • Application of the current edition of the Infectious Substances Shipping Guidelines manual
  • Discussions of key issues involved in the shipping of infectious substances