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Biological materials

Following our BIO-101 training makes it easy to understand the legal requirements for the preparation of these shipments. The use of our guidebook allows you to quickly prepare your shipments and return to your main occupations while ensuring unparalleled compliance.

Shipments of diagnostic specimens (blood sample, urine, etc.) with or without dry ice are regulated even if the presence of infectious substances is not suspected. Shipments of dry ice are also regulated when shipped by air.

Specific criteria for the inclusion of infectious substances in one of the two categories ( A or B) must be followed. The packaging, identification and documentation required for all these substances must meet the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations (TDGR) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) regulations. We offer three levels of training to meet the specific needs of our customers.

BIO-101 – Shipping and Transporting of Biological Materials

Our simplified training in combination with the use of our guide will allow you to quickly prepare your shipments and return to your main occupations while ensuring unparalleled compliance.

Intended audience: Hospitals, nurses, medical clinics or anyone preparing shipments of biological materials. This course also includes the requirement for carriers. This course is not intended for persons solely carrying (such as couriers or messenger services – please see our BIO-109 course)

BIO-101 Shipping and transporting biological materials (infectious substances)

Course summary

This training is for ground transport according to the latest TDGR requirements and includes the following subjects:

  • Canadian legislation;
  • Shipper’s responsibilities;
  • Classification of biological products (categories A, B and exempt specimens);
  • Requirements for packaging (packing instructions 620, 650);
  • Marking and labeling of packages;
  • Transport documents;
  • Placard selection;
  • Exemptions (uninfected or exempt specimens);
  • Reporting requirements.

Duration: 2 hours

Each candidate receives a copy of our Transport of biological substances guide as well as a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada and all other enforcement agencies.

BIO-105 – Shipping Biological Materials by Air

Air shipments require a stricter approach considering the additional risks involved. Our BIO-105 training (BIO-101 pre-requisite) will allow you to understand the additional restrictions for air shipments of these products, thus avoid refusals and delays that will jeopardize your samples.

Intended audience: Shippers that offers their packages by air or by FedEx.

BIO-105 Shipping biological materials (infectious substances) by air (or FedEX)

This training concentrates on air transport according to the latest IATA requirements. You must first take the BIO-101 course before completing this training. It includes the following subjects:

Course summary

  • Additional requirements for packaging by air;
  • Classification of biological products (categories A, B and exempt specimens);
  • Additional marking and labeling of packages;
  • Marking and labeling of packages;
  • Transport documents;
  • Exemptions (uninfected or exempt specimens);

Duration: 30 minutes

BIO-109 - Transporting biological Materials

This training, unique to our firm, is dedicated solely to the carrier of biological substances. No more endless general training that only barely touches on the subject at the heart of your concerns.

Intended audience: Persons who are solely carrying biological materials such as couriers or messenger services. This course is not intended for hospitals, nurses, medical clinics or anyone preparing shipments of biological materials. (please see our BIO-101 course)

Note : This training is not suitable for people preparing shipments (see BIO-101).

BIO-109 Transporting biological materials (infectious substances)

This training is for ground transport according to the latest TDGR requirements and includes the following subjects:

Course summary

  • Canadian legislation;
  • Shippers responsibilities; Carrier responsibilites
  • Classification of biological products (categories A, B and exempt specimens);
  • Requirements for packaging inspection and marking and labeling;
  • Transport documents;
  • Placard selection;
  • Loading and bracing;
  • Reporting requirements.

Duration: 75 minutes

Each candidate receives a copy of our Transport of biological substances guide as well as a training certificate recognized by Transport Canada and all other enforcement agencies.

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