To help determine if your substance falls under Biological Substances, Category B, review the PDF file below or use the Classification Chart to help you properly classify your shipment.
At the conclusion, participants should be able to:
- Identify and properly classify Biological Substances, Category B, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), or Exempt Human or Animal Specimens intended for shipment.
- Correctly pack samples with appropriate primary and secondary containment.
- Use correct marks and labels on packaging.
- Properly complete the appropriate shipping documents.
- Follow necessary safety guidelines to avoid any accidents or injuries.
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 Biological Category B. After completing the course, feel free to return here and print any of the material you find useful.
- 49 CFR 171, 172, 173, 175 Hazardous Materials Regulations
- BIO201 Course Material
- CDC Import Permit Information and Form
- 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
- IACO Technical Instruction (TI) Dangerous Goods List
- IATA Guide Infectious Substances
- Packing Checklist for Category A, B, & Dry Ice
- Packing Instructions 620-650
- Permits - When, Who, and Why
- Proper Shipping Names
- Shipping Dangerous Goods
- Shipping Glossary
- Summary Table for Shipping Biologicals
Call 205-934-2487 for more information.