Online Medical (Bio) Waste Shipping Training

Online Recorded Webinar Training
Regulated Medical (Bio) Waste Shipping

DOT Hazardous Materials Training for Generators

Regulated medical waste (RMW) is regulated as an infectious substance by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and therefore employees who prepare RMW shipments for transport are considered “hazmat employees” and require DOT hazardous materials training every 3 years. This requirement includes both general awareness hazmat training and function-specific training in preparing RMW shipments.

This training walks attendees through the steps necessary to properly prepare regulated medical waste, including sharps, pathological waste, and medical treatment/research wastes for shipment. 



  • Identifying Regulated Medical Waste & Restrictions on Highly Dangerous Pathogens (Category A Infectious Substances) in RMW Packages
  • DOT Administrative & Training Requirements Applicable to RMW Shipping
  • Classification & Shipping Descriptions
  • Specifications for Sharps Containers, Boxes, Bins, Bags & Bulk Outer Packagings (BOPs)
  • Labeling & Marking
  • Shipping Papers/Medical Waste Tracking Forms
  • Perspective on State-Driven RMW Management Standards for Handling, Disinfection, Storage, Disposal & Recordkeeping

Employees involved in offering the waste to the waste transporter should attend. Those tasks typically include:

  • The final packaging prior to pick-up by the transporter (e.g., sealing boxes and properly closing bins and sharps containers)
  • Confirming the proper markings are in place
  • Completing and/or signing shipping papers (aka, “medical waste manifest” or “medical waste tracking form”)

During this on-line 60-minute training, registrants will receive instruction in:

  • General awareness overview of the hazardous materials regulations, including administrative responsibilities- training, annual registration, security planning, security awareness, recordkeeping, and enforcement;
  • Perspective on state programs regulating internal storage and handling;
  • Classification of infectious substances;
  • Categorization of pathogenic materials (Category A vs. Category B);
  • Proper shipping names and hazmat shipping description formatting;
  • General package survivability requirements;
  • Specific packaging specifications;
  • Special provisions;
  • Hazard labeling and markings; and
  • Completion/review of shipping papers

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Originally Recorded on December 5th, 2017 

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Speaker Profile:

Douglas Graham, CHMM is an EH&S Practice Director at Triumvirate Environmental. Doug has 27 years of EH&S training, consulting, auditing and program development experience and has provided over 15,000 hours of training. Doug is a nationally recognized trainer, annual guest instructor at the New England Chapter  CHMM prep course, developer of an award-winning, innovative online hazmat training program, and a contributing author for EHS Journal. 

$99 per person $99.00