TDG Infectious Material

Transportation of biomedical substances or diagnostic specimens is regulated for all modes of transport. Specific classification and packaging requirements must be met. These standards are accepted and enforced worldwide in order to prevent the spread of diseases.

We offer two levels of training in order to meet specific industry needs. These courses can also used as a refresher program which is required every 24 months for air and 36 months for ground.

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Shippers : BIO-101 (categories A, B, exempt specimens and dry ice)

This is our most complete training aimed at medical personnel preparing shipments (air, ground and FedEx) of biomedical substances with or without dry ice. It includes practical exercises and examples.

Course Outline

  • Legal responsibilities;
  • Classification of biomedical substances A and B categories as well as exempt specimens;
  • Packaging requirements (TC-1A, TC-1B and TC-1C);
  • Air and United Nations (UN) specification packaging;tdgr-training-infectious-substances
  • Marking and labelling of packages;
  • Shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods and air waybill;
  • Placarding requirements;
  • Spill reports;
  • State and operator variations (USA and Canada in particular);
  • Emergency response assistance plans (ERAP);
  • Exemptions (exempt human/animal specimens);

Duration: 2.5 hours for Cat. B and exempt specimens (add 1 hour for cat. A).

All participants receive a copy of our TDGR-BIO Shipper’s Guide book based on our 8 steps to compliance and a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada.

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Carriers : BIO-109 (categories A, B and exempt specimens)

This course is ideal for carriers and courriers (taxi etc) of biomedical substances with or without dry ice.

Course Outline

  • Legal responsibilities;
  • Classes of biomedical substances and exempt specimens;dangerous-goods-training-montreal-bio-driver
  • Overview of the packaging requirements (TC-1A, TC-1B and TC-1C);
  • Marking and labelling of packages;
  • Shipper’s declaration for dangerous goods;
  • Placarding requirements;
  • Spill reports;
  • Emergencies
  • Exemptions (exempt human/animal specimens);
  • Shipment acceptance checklist and procedures

Duration: 1.5 hours for Cat. B and exempt specimens (add 1 hour for cat. A)

All participants receive a copy of our TDGR-BIO Carrier’s Guide book based on our 8 steps to compliance and a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada.

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