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Packaging and Shipping of UN 3373, Biological Substances

Broadcast Date: December 7, 2006
(1 hour)

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Handouts (10 pages)
Transporting Infectious Substances Safely (36 pages)
Federal Register - Part III (21 pages)

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Program Overview

This program is designed for those persons in Alabama's county health departments who are responsible for packaging and shipping clinical laboratory specimens to the Alabama State Laboratories through the courier system. Federal Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations require that any person who packages and ships these types of specimens must be trained in awareness of the regulations. Many changes to the regulation occured in 2005 and this program will outline these changes and cover how they affect county personnel who package and ship specimens. If packaging and shipping falls within an employees' duties, the employee must have documentation of awareness training for these regulations.

Faculty

Patricia Payne, PhD, MT (ASCP)
Consultant to Alabama Public Health Laboratory
Consultant to JBM Associates
Lexington, Kentucky

Target Audience

Any person who prepares and ships lab specimens to be sent to the State Lab. This program is specifically designed for any person who prepares and ships laboratory specimens to be mailed to the Alabama State Laboratories. This includes clinicians, clerical and other support staff who are involved in the preparation, packaging and labeling of specimens. These individuals must watch this program either live on December 7, 2006, or by video tape, DVD, or on-demand viewing before December 31, 2006. While this program is exclusively for Alabama health professionals, anyone interested in DOT and IATA regulations may wish to also view this program.

Contact Hours

None for this program.

Contact for Technical Assistance

334-206-5618 or email ALPHTN

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