BIO200: Shipping with Dry Ice

The Shipping with Dry Ice course is now online.

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.

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BIO201: Shipping Biological Substances, Category B Training

Any UAB employee who handles or offers for transport a Biological Substances, Category B substance must complete training every two years or if regulations change. This is a Federal requirement per the Hazardous Materials Regulation.

If you have determined that the substance you are shipping is NOT capable of causing permanent disability, life-threatening or fatal disease, it must be shipped as a Biological Substance, Category B. To help determine if your substance falls under Category B, review the PDF file below or use the Classification Chart to help you properly classify your shipment.

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BIO202: Shipping Infectious Substances, Category A Training

Any UAB employee who handles or offers for transport an Infectious Substance, Category A substance must complete training every two years or if regulations change. This is a Federal requirement per the Hazardous Materials Regulation.

If you have determined that the substance you are shipping is capable of causing permanent disability, life-threatening or fatal disease, it must be shipped as an Infectious Substance, Category A. To help determine if your substance falls under Category A, review the PDF file below or use the Classification Chart to help you properly classify your shipment.

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BIO301L: Medical Waste Training

The Medical Waste course is online and is required every three years or if regulations or procedures change.

If you:
  • Offer medical waste for transport from a UAB campus location,
  • Sign the manifest,
  • Pack the transport containers,
  • Operate a transport vehicle, or
  • Load, unload, or handle medical waste
you must complete this course and pass its quiz. A passing score of 85% or higher on the quiz is necessary in order to receive a certificate of completion. Retain the certificate in your lab file. You may be asked to present proof of training (certificate).

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CS055: Hazardous Waste Handling & Packing

The Hazardous Waste Handling and Packing course is online and is required annually if you sign a manifest requesting hazardous waste pickup and disposal.

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CS056: Handling, Storing, Packing, and Manifesting Universal Waste

This course is required for those who must handle, store, pack and/or manifest universal waste. Universal waste includes materials such as some types of batteries, fluorescent lights, and light bulbs.

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ES001: Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC)

The Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasures (SPCC) course is online and is required annually if you handle oil products.

The Alabama Department of Environmental Management (ADEM) closely monitors what is and is not allowed into the sewers and surface waters. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulates this activity in an oversight role. Therefore, any UAB employee working with oil is required to complete training on Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC). The course is designed to teach those working with petroleum products and waste, how to:

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