Shipping Regulated Medical Waste
This DOT Shipping Regulated Medical Waste Training covers the fundamentals of shipping regulated medical waste by ground. Our 10-step approach encompasses the activities which must be addressed when preparing regulated medical waste for shipment. Participants will learn how to classify hazardous materials, select proper packaging, mark and label containers, and prepare required shipping documents, all in accordance with the U.S. DOT regulations. New requirements enacted over the past year are highlighted throughout the course.
The U.S. DOT requires training for anyone who handles hazardous materials including individuals who ship or receive hazardous materials, prepare hazardous materials for transportation, mark and label containers, complete shipping documents, select packaging and load or unload hazardous materials.
This course is designed to meet the training requirements as specified in 49 CFR 172.700 Subpart H, which specify that employees must be trained at least once every three years. At the completion of the course, participants will receive a certificate which includes the participants name, completion date, and copy of the test scores. The certificate includes the name and address of the trainer as required for recordkeeping.
This course is based on the requirements for training as specified in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H, including testing of participants. This training is also referred to as HM-181 training, Subpart H training, and hazmat training. While this course is meant to satisfy DOT's general training requirements, it does not go into detail on the shipping of radioactive materials.
Eduwhere’s DOT Shipping Regulated Medical Waste Training course prepares medical hazmat personnel to safely prepare, transport, and unload medical hazmat. This course satisfies the DOT’s safety requirements for the ground transportation of medical hazmat as elaborated in the US DOT Hazardous Material Regulations. Providing security awareness, general awareness, and function-specific training, this course will prepare attendees to safely and correctly classify medical hazmat, mark and label packaging, package medical hazmat, and complete documentation for medical waste shipments.
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Hazardous materials (hazmat) training now applies to any individual who:
All personnel who play a role in the preparation of medical hazmat ground shipments must complete DOT Shipping Regulated Medical Waste Training. This includes employees at medical centers, hospitals, medical clinics, research facilities, and any other business that has sharps containers on site. Whether you are involved in packaging, marking, filling out shipping paperwork, or supervising team members performing these activities, you are required to complete this training to comply with DOT regulations.
Medical hazmat must be properly handled, loaded, transported, and unloaded to avoid harming personnel or the surrounding environment during the shipping process. All employees who carry out these activities must complete DOT Shipping Regulated Medical Waste Training to fulfill the safety requirements of the DOT. By taking Eduwhere’s convenient online course, individuals who handle regulated medical waste at any point in the ground shipping process will be fully prepared to carry out their duties safely and with confidence.
Individuals who supervise the preparation of medical hazmat shipments must be fully aware of possible hazards and know how to intervene at all times. Team leaders and others who supervise the completion of hazmat shipping forms, labeling or marking, or packaging must take DOT Shipping Regulated Medical Waste Training. By completing Eduwhere’s online course, supervisors of medical hazmat shipping workflows will have peace of mind in knowing they are prepared to handle any health and safety issues that may arise at any stage of the process.
Ground shipment of medical hazmat is required in a variety of industries. These include, but are not limited to, schools and universities, research facilities, hospitals, medical clinics, and pharmaceutical companies. Although each state may have specific requirements for managing medical waste, all employees of facilities that engage in ground shipping of medical hazmat must complete regulated medical waste training to comply with DOT regulations.
Eduwhere’s course covers not only general awareness and security training but also up-to-the-minute information such as updates to the Federal Register. Personnel in a wide range of industries will benefit from the comprehensive and timely content provided in just four contact hours.
Upon completion of this online course, participants should be able to:
After learning this key information, enrollees will be able to fulfill their roles related to the shipment of regulated medical waste with confidence and precision.
4 Contact Hours
This represents the estimated time to complete the online course, including exercises. Actual times may vary from user to user.
Citation: 49 CFR 172.704 (Subpart H)
DOT's training requirements for shipping hazardous materials is located in 49 CFR Part 172 Subpart H. In addition to initial training [49 CFR 172.704(c)(1)], DOT requires "recurrent training" every 3 three years.
"A hazmat employee shall receive the training required by this subpart at least once every three years." [49 CFR 172.704(c)(2)]
Hazmat employees must complete refresher training every three years, as stated in 49 CFR 172.704(c)(2). This update ensures that personnel who participate in the ground shipping of medical hazmat will have a renewed knowledge of critical health and safety protocol as well as awareness of any updates to DOT guidelines.
Refresher Training Required: Every 3 year(s).
Accepted by the DOT, Eduwhere’s online Regulated Medical Waste Training course equips you with all the knowledge you need to safely perform all tasks related to medical hazmat ground shipping as required by 49 CFR 172.700 Subpart H.
Your expert instructor is Linda R. Taylor, PE. Drawing from over 30 years of experience in health and safety compliance, including her role as the former Director of Environmental Health & Safety at North Carolina State University's Industry Expansion Solutions, Ms. Taylor is an experienced instructor of comprehensive, up-to-date knowledge of DOT health and safety protocol.
In just four contact hours, you’ll gain general awareness of and learn how to identify regulated medical waste; find out how to package, mark, and label medical hazmat and complete shipping paperwork; and gain valuable information about security procedures and Federal Register updates. After learning this critical information and completing the class, you’ll be granted a certificate, wallet card, and scoresheet for your records.
For twenty-five years, Eduwhere has provided accessible, affordable online education to employees in our nation’s most essential industries. By providing top-tier expert instruction in a convenient format, we make it easy for professionals to attain the training they need to excel in their jobs.
The course fee entitles a single user to participate in the online course for at least six (6) months. Requests for additional time will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but are almost always honored. Hardcopy certificates are mailed (first class for domestic locations/standard airmail for international locations) and included in the course fee. Expedited shipping costs are additional.
“That I can do the course when I want and not at specific times. It fits in with my busy lifestyle.”Cheryl B. (Body Art)
“It was very easy to understand and navigate through. It was well laid out.”Candace Y. (Permanent Cosmetics)
“Very informative, especially targeting what is most related to what we do.”Gregory D. (Shipping)
“Easy access via internet. Immediate scores and certificate access. Great links. Ability to go back after test taken to review info.”Michelle N. (Medical)
“Very detailed and easy to understand.”Justin M. (Industrial)