Who Should Take Eduwhere’s Infectious Substance Class?
A variety of medical professionals and healthcare specialists that may come into contact with infectious or biological substances should participate in Eduwhere’s Infectious Substances Training, such as:
- doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals;
- laboratory technicians;
And anyone who:
- Prepares infectious substances and diagnostic specimens for transportation;
- Selects packaging or packages infectious substances and diagnostic specimens;
- Completes a shipper's declaration or other paperwork associated with the transport of infectious substances and diagnostic specimens;
- Loads, unloads, or handles hazardous materials, including infectious substances and diagnostic specimens;
- Is responsible for safety of transporting hazardous materials.
Do You Ship Infectious Substances?
All personnel who are responsible for shipping biological materials by air domestically or internationally must attain the Shipping Infectious Substances (IATA and DOT) certification. In just three short contact hours, you’ll have all the information you need to proceed confidently in tasks related to hazmat air shipping.
By taking Eduwhere’s convenient online class on shipping biological materials by air, employees who handle the air transport of hazardous materials will be confident that they are performing their work safely and in compliance with IATA and DOT standards.
Through this class, led by NC State Department of Forestry and Environmental Technology professor and environmental consultant Linda R. Taylor, you’ll be able to identify hazardous materials, learn how to safely package and label them, complete required shipping paperwork correctly, and safely prepare packages that contain dry ice. You’ll also become familiar with security awareness and training plans and updates to the Federal Register.
Do You Prepare Infectious Substances for Transportation?
Personnel who are involved in any stage of preparing hazardous materials for international or domestic shipping must also complete Shipping Infectious Substances (IATA and DOT) training. The Department of Transportation, in partnership with agencies such as the International Civil Aviation Organization and the International Air Transport Association, requires employees to complete this training to comply with international hazmat shipping regulations.
Infectious materials include substances that cause illness in people or animals; biological substances such as blood, tissue, and body parts; patient specimens (from medical or veterinary facilities), and dry ice, which releases carbon dioxide and is therefore an explosion hazard.
Eduwhere’s training instructs professionals who prepare hazmat shipments with up-to-date best practices for packaging, labeling and marking, completing shipping paperwork, ensuring dry ice safety, and much more. For over two decades, Eduwhere has provided professionals in a variety of industries with the skills they need to complete their jobs safely and well.
Do You Operate a Vehicle that Transports Infectious Substances?
Whether you’re involved with transporting hazardous materials internationally via aviation or through ground transportation in the United States, you are required to attain DOT and IATA training to perform your job. After completing the initial Shipping Infectious Substances (IATA and DOT) training, those who work with air shipments must take refresher training every two years, and ground shipment personnel every three years.
Even if you transport hazardous materials as an employee of a third-party shipper, such as FedEx or DHL, you must complete the training. Since so many different industries rely on third-party shipping of hazardous waste, this training may be needed by most or all individuals at your company. Eduwhere offers competitive group discounts for instances in which team leaders need to secure training for a large number of employees.
Industries that Require Shipping Infectious Substances Courses
Up-to-date knowledge of how to safely transport hazardous materials is essential in a wide-ranging assortment of occupations. These include:
Medical professionals (doctors, nurses, and technicians)
Veterinary professionals (doctors, assistants, and technicians)
Whether we like it or not, hazardous materials are simply a part of daily life in many industries. Knowing that you and your team are well equipped to manage the transport of these substances—whether through air or ground transport—will give you the confidence you need to thrive in your professional role.
Although considered “hazardous,” shipping such substances is often integral to hugely beneficial enterprises, such as diagnosing and treating diseases in humans and animals, manufacturing critical goods, and keeping fresh food from perishing. Thus, this training helps a wide range of professionals answer critical societal needs.