The Shipping with Dry Ice course is required for anyone that who is mailing shipments refrigerated with solid carbon dioxide (dry ice).

If you choose to ship a package using Dry Ice, International and Federal requirements dictate that you must be trained to do so every two years, or if regulations change. Additional training may be required depending on the samples/materials that are being shipped with dry ice.

Failure to properly pack and ship materials is a violation of the law and is punishable with fines and/or imprisonment.

This course is required for anyone that will be shipping samples considered Biological Substances, Category B, Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs), or Exempt Human or Animal Specimens.

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.

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.

This course is required for anyone that will be shipping samples that are considered Infectious Substances, Category A.

To help determine if your substance falls under Infectious Substances, Category A, review the PDF file below or use the Classification Chart to help you properly classify your shipment.
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.

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).

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

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.

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: