Any UAB employee who chooses to ship a package using dry ice MUST be trained to do so every 2 years or if regulations change according to both international and federal requirements.
This course only certifies you to ship with dry ice. If you are shipping Category A or B, Infectious Substances, you must be trained and certified to do so.
A BlazerID or XIAS account is required to register for and take the course.
Registration: Follow these registration instructions.A copy of the completed training certificate must be maintained in the laboratory files and presented to the proper authorities upon request.
Once you pass the assessment for the course, you may go to the My Transcript tab and located the course link. Once you click on the link, you will see another link that brings up your certificate for the course. Choose File, Print to print it.
Below you will find reference material and job aids to assist you in shipping with dry ice. After completing the course, feel free to return here and print any of the material you find useful.
- 49 CFR 173.217 - Dry Ice Regulations
- Classification Flowchart
- Clean Up and Disinfections of a Biohazard Spill
- Comparison of Category A, B, and Dry Ice Packing
- Dry Ice Video
- Emergency Response Document
- Examples of Infectious Substances/Materials Category A and B
- IACO TI Dangerous Goods List
- IATA Guide Infectious Substances
- Packing Checklist for Category A, B, & Dry Ice
- Packing Instructions for Categories A & B and Dry Ice
- Permits – When, Who, and Why
- Proper Shipping Names/Marking and Labeling
- The Shipping Glossary
- Summary Table Shipping Biologicals
Call 205-934-2487 for more information.