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  • Hazmat Training Shipping infectious substances and diagnostic specimens
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  • Requirements for training Awareness Training Function Specific Training Safety Security
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  • Hazardous Material Regulations This training is intended to meet the regulations set by The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), International Air Transport Association (IATA), 49 Code of Federal Regulations (49 CFR) transport of dangerous goods, Clear Language Edition (Canadian TDGR), European Agreement concerning the international carriage of dangerous goods by ADR and regulations concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Rail (RID)
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  • Awareness Training
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  • Purpose of the training Federal Hazardous Materials Transportation Law requires training of ALL Hazmat employees If you ship Diagnostic specimens you are considered a Hazmat employee Increase knowledge of Department of Transportation regulations Learn what each employees responsibility is regarding the transportation of Hazardous Materials.
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  • Who is a Hazmat employee Any person who is employed by a Hazmat employer and directly affects hazardous materials transportation Safety including An owner-operator of a motor vehicle which transports hazardous materials A person including a self-employed person who Loads, unloads, or handles hazardous materials Tests, reconditions, repairs, modifies, marks or otherwise represents packaging as qualified for use in the transportation of hazardous materials Prepares hazardous materials for transportation Prepares hazardous materials paperwork Is responsible for safely transporting hazardous materials Operated a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials.
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  • To Whom are the regulations applicable? Under IATA 1.2.1 and ICAO 1.1.2 this regulation applies to AANYONE WHO HANDLES, OFFERS FOR TRANSPORTATION, TRANSPORTS DANGEROUS GOODS OR CAUSES DANGEROUS GOODS TO BE TRANSPORTED
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  • What are my responsibilities In any situation involving hazardous materials it is the responsibility of each person to make sure these materials are properly handled, stored, packaged and transported. It is the responsibility of all persons who handle or supervises hazardous materials to know that there are certain regulations about packaging, labeling, and marking that must be followed.
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  • The Department of Transportation Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) provide a uniform set of procedures for the packaging, labeling, marking, loading, transporting, segregating and unloading of hazardous materials. The regulations spell out all of the procedures necessary for the safe transportation of hazardous materials
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  • What are Hazardous Materials Any article or substance, solid, liquid or gas designated by the DOT which has Physical or chemical properties which could under normal or reasonable achievable conditions could pose a threat to people and/or livestock or pose recognized and measurable damage to health and safety. In international commerce, the term for Hazardous Material is Dangerous Goods
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  • What are Dangerous Goods? Dangerous goods are classified into 9 classes. Class 1, EXPLOSIVE Class 2, GASSES Class 3, FLAMMABLE LIQUIDS (3.1) Flammable, (3.2) Combustible Class 4 -FLAMMABLE SOLIDS Class 5 -OXIDIZING SUBSTANCES Class 6 -TOXIC/INFECTIOUS (6.2) Infectious Substances Class 7 -RADIOACTIVE Class 8 -CORROSIVE Class 9 MISCELLANEOUS (Dry Ice)
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  • Training requirements All Hazmat employees are required by IATA 1.5 and IACO 1.4.2.2. to have an initial training then be recertified every 2 years. The records of your training including a certification which shows a test has been completed must be kept for at least 2 years. Develop and retain records for each employee during their employment and 90 days there after.
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  • Shippers requirements As the shipper packing dangerous goods you need to make sure to CClassify IIdentify PPack MMark LLabel DDocument
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  • Classify Definition of 6.2 Division 6.2 includes substances which are infectious to humans and/or animals, genetically modified micro-organisms and organisms, biological produces, diagnostic specimens and clinical and medical waste as described in 3.6.2.1.1 to 3.6.2.1.5
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  • What did that mean? The blood that we ship is considered by DOT to be a Diagnostic Sample/infectious Substances. Therefore it belongs in the Division 6.2 as a dangerous good
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  • Biological products These are products derived from living organisms that are manufactured and distributed in accordance with the requirements of the National Governmental authorities. These include but are not limited to finished or unfinished products such as vaccines and diagnostic products
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  • Diagnostic Specimens Any human or animal material including, but not limited to, Excreta, Secreta, Blood and its components, tissue and tissue fluids, being transported for diagnostic purposes or investigational purposes, but excluding live infected animals.
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  • Infectious Substances Infectious substances are substances known to contain or reasonably expected to contain pathogens (including bacteria, viruses, rickettsia, parasites, fungi)
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  • ? Infectious Substance An infectious substance is assigned either UN2814 or UN2900 depending on weather or not it is Animal or Human Diagnostic samples are assigned to UN3373, unless the patient has a disease that can be readily transmitted from one individual to another (Risk Group 4) Infectious substances are assigned to risk groups based on criteria established by the World Health Organization (WHO) Risk Group 1-No known risk to individual and the community Risk Group 2-Moderate risk to individual and low risk to the community Risk Group 3-High risk to individual and low community risk Risk Group 4- High risk to individual and high risk to community
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  • Function Specific Training
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  • Packing instructions All of the samples that we send are packed using the Packing Instructions 650 The Primary and Secondary containers must be watertight They must contain a sufficient quantity of absorbent material to absorb the entire contents of the package Either the primary or secondary package must pass a interior pressure test of 95kPa This is required for shipments of liquid diagnostic specimens. Each complete package must pass a drop test of 1.2meters without breaking. When using multiple primary containers. Each primary container must be separated.
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  • Before any package or over-pack of dangerous goods is offered for air transport, the shipper must comply with the following specific responsibilities a shipper must provide such information to his employees as will enable them to carry out their responsibilities with regard to the transport of dangerous goods by air the shipper must ensure that the articles or substances are not prohibited for transportation by air
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  • Before any package or over-pack of dangerous goods Continued the articles or substance must be properly identified, classified, marked, labeled, documented and in the condition for transport in accordance with these Regulations. Before a consignment of dangerous goods is offered for air transport, all relevant persons involved in its preparation must have received training to enable them to carry out their responsibilities. Where a shipper does not have trained staff the relevant persons may be interpreted as applying to those employed to act on the shippers behalf and undertake the shippers responsibilities in the preparation of the consignment, as shown in table 1.5A
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  • IATA 650 Packing Instructions The packing of Diagnostic Specimens Under IATA shipping regulation 3.6.2.2.3
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  • INSTRUCTIONS FOR PACKING BLOOD UN 3373 Diagnostic sample with no known serious human or animal diseases
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  • Table 1.5A Aspects if transport of dangerous goods by air with which they should be familiar, as a minimum Shippers and packers Freight Forward Operators and ground handling agents Security Screeners 123456789101112 General PhilosophyXXXXXXXXXXXX LimitationsXXXXXXXXX General requirements for shippersXXX ClassificationXXXX List of dangerous goodsXXXXX General packing requirementsXXXX Packing instructionsXXXX Labeling and markingXXXXXXXXXXXX Shippers declaration and other relevant documentation XXXXX Acceptance proceduresXX Recognition of undeclared dangerous goods XXXXXXXXXXXX Storage and loading proceduresXXX Pilots notificationXX Provisions for passengers and crewXXXXXXXXXXXX Emergency proceduresXXXXXXXXXXXX
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  • Under IATA regulation 3.6.2.2.1, 3.6.2.2.2 and 3.6.2.2. All packages must be packed with a Primary container that is leak proof (the vacutainer) and a secondary container that is leak proof (zip lock specimen bag). Either the primary or the secondary containers must be 95kPa compliant (the Vacutainer is 95kPa).
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  • Under IATA regulation 3.6.2.2.1, 3.6.2.2.2 and 3.6.2.2.3 Each glass primary container must be separated (Aqui-pak will meet both of thes