All shippers must be trained!

A shipper is someone that does any of the following duties:

  • Marking and labeling packages
    Filling packages
    Accepting packaging for shipping
    Supervising shipping activities
    Preparing shipping documentation

    Loading truck

Please find detailed information below for training requirements

Shippers can register for instructor-led shipping training in KnowledgeLink

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Shipping of Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods for Laboratory Staff

This instructor-led training is for Laboratory Staff and Faculty that ship various biological material (pathogens, recombinant vectors, infected cell, tissue, etc.) with or without dry ice.

      - Instructor-led training is offered monthly, located in the EHRS office.  Register through KnowledgeLink

      - Training may be scheduled for large groups

      - Instructor-led training is required every 2 years

      - Contact  Marie-Luise Faber at 215-746-6706 with questions

Shipping Biologicals/Dry Ice for Clinical Staff

This instructor-led training is for Clinical Research Staff that ship clinical specimens (human OR animal: patient biopsies, tissue, blood, etc.) with or without dry ice.

      - Instructor-led training is offered monthly, located in the EHRS office.  Register through KnowledgeLink

      - Training may be scheduled for large groups

      - Instructor-led training is required every 2 years

      - Contact  Marie-Luise Faber at 215-746-6706 with questions

 

Shipping Chemicals

EHRS does not offer shipping training for shipping quantities of hazardous chemicals.

      - Contact Jim Crumley at 215-746-5036 for assistance with EVERY chemical shipment.

      - Provide the SDS for the chemical being shipped

Shipping Radioactive Materials

EHRS does not offer shipping training for shipping for radioactive material.

      - Contact Chris Tighe at 215–898–8987 BEFORE shipping ANY radioactive materials.

 

After training:

Certificates will be issued after completion of the training program. Keep these on file. An enforcement agency may ask to review your training records at any time.

How often must you be trained?

All shippers of biological material or dry ice must be retrained every 2 years or when regulations change in accordance with IATA regulations.