Biological Material And Dry Ice Shipment training, for safe handling and shipping of biological materials and dry ice, complies with regulatory agencies including the International Air Transport Association (IATA), Department of Transport (DOT), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The training includes general awareness and familiarization (video), function-specific training, and security awareness. Prerequisite for this training is "bloodborne pathogen" training for all shippers who handle human blood, body fluids, tissues or human cell lines. Participation is required once every two years for all employees, graduate students, medical students, principal investigators, physicians, nurses, technicians and post-doctoral fellows packaging, preparing shipping documents, and shipping or transporting biological materials, patient specimens and/or dry ice.
Biological Material and Dry Ice Shipment training is required every two years. Biological material and dry ice shipment training may be completed as follows:
- Attend an instructor led biological material and dry ice shipment training session
- Take the online self-instruction biological material and dry ice shipment training
Training records are available, to confirm who has completed the EHS biological material and dry ice shipment training with the past 24 months.
Biological material and dry ice shipment training registration is administered via the Weill Training Management System (WTMS). Click here for additional information regarding the WTMS registration process.
- WCM Students, Faculty and Staff - Training Registration via WTMS
- Instructions for External User/Non-WCM Employee Training Registration