Who Should Take Eduwhere’s Shipping Dry Ice Training Online Class?
Anyone who prepares shipments that include dry ice (or, more correctly, "carbon dioxide, solid"). This would include personnel who ship dry ice along with:
- refrigerated food products
- diagnostic specimens
- non-infectious samples
- some environmental samples (such as traps from a Method 25D sampling train, both from and to the lab)
- any products requiring refrigeration
This may include:
- food services personnel
- laboratory technicians, and
- environmental engineers, scientists, and technicians.
Are You Responsible for Preparing or Packaging Goods Shipped with Dry Ice?
What kind of packaging is safe for shipments containing dry ice? What are the limits on how much dry ice one package can contain? Individuals responsible for preparing, packaging, or completing shipping paperwork for shipments that contain dry ice must complete dry ice shipping training to help them answer these and many other questions. By learning how to protect yourself and others in their workspace while manipulating dry ice, you will ensure that it is packed and documented in such a way that it will not harm other handlers or the recipient.
Are You Responsible for Marking or Labeling Packages that Contain Dry Ice?
What labels and marks must be affixed to a shipment that contains dry ice? If your job duties include marking or labeling packages that include dry ice, you must complete dry ice shipping training. This course will train you in the proper marking and labeling procedures so that you accurately signal the hazmat contents of a shipment to those who will be handling and receiving it.
Are You Responsible for Transporting or Shipping Packages Containing Dry Ice?
How do regulations vary when transporting by air versus sea? By passenger aircraft versus cargo aircraft? Individuals who are actively involved in shipping or transporting packages containing dry ice must know the answers to questions such as these. All personnel who participate in the transporting or shipping of packages that include dry ice must complete dry ice shipping training to satisfy the requirements of the DOT and/or the IATA.
Industries that Require Dry Ice Shipping Training Courses
Because dry ice, or solid carbon dioxide, is such a powerful preservative, it is used in a wide range of industries. These include, but are not limited to:
- Laboratory science
- Environmental sampling
Any industry that requires its product to be refrigerated may ship using dry ice. All workers who participate in the shipping or transport of packages containing dry ice must complete dry ice shipping training to comply with the DOT and the IATA.