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IATA DGR Class 6 Toxic & Infectious Substances plus Dry Ice

Shipping Toxic and Infectious Substances by Air

Online Training Certification Course

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This online certification course provides required safety training for handling and transport of IATA DGR Class 6 dangerous goods and Class 9 dry ice.

Class 6 includes toxic and infectious substances, which can be among the most dangerous goods if not handled correctly. Dry ice, the solid form of carbon dioxide, is a Class 9 dangerous good. It is commonly used in the shipment of toxic or infectious substances that have specific temperature requirements that must be maintained. IATA dry ice training ensures packing guidelines are met to reduce the risk of explosion, suffocation, and contact hazards. Course topics for shipping dry ice training are specific to its use as a refrigerant for the shipping of Class 6 materials.

This course is for:
All personnel as identified in Table 1.5 A of the DGR must be trained and IATA certified before handling hazardous materials for air transport. This includes airline acceptance staff, shippers, packers, and freight forwarders; cargo training and development specialists; ground handling and load control staff involved in the cargo chain; regulatory compliance specialists; operations and station managers; and security screeners.

IATA clinical training covers pre-transport functions for shipping Class 6 infectious materials. This may apply to employees at hospitals, medical clinics, labs, and other facilities that handle or transport biohazards. IATA infectious shipping regulations apply to several commonly shipped goods, including medical waste, blood samples, used needles, laboratory cultures, and any substance with the potential to cause transmissible diseases. IATA toxic shipping provisions apply to anyone involved in the handling, packaging, and transport of toxic materials. This includes air shipments of insecticides, pesticides, tear gas, and lead-based compounds.

Case Study: In 1998, a Douglas DC-8-51 cargo plane was preparing for takeoff from Brownsville International Airport when all four crew members became short of breath. The crew responded by using oxygen masks, and the pilot taxied back to the ramp, where the crew was treated. It was determined that the oxygen depletion was caused by a buildup of gaseous CO2 in the cockpit, which originated from numerous containers of dry ice in the cargo hold. Thankfully no one was injured; however, the concentration of CO2 can cause an increased rate of respiration, and eventually, unconsciousness.

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Governing Regulations

IATA Class 6 and Class 9 of the Dangerous Goods Regulations govern the shipping of toxic and infectious substances by air with dry ice. This online training course satisfies all carrier requirements for proof of training, including FedEx and UPS.

If you are also shipping other classes of dangerous goods you must take our full IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations training course in place of this one.

If you do not have a copy, you will need to purchase the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) Manual both for reference purposes in your day to day shipping operations, and while taking this course.

You can access the IATA DGR Current Edition Significant Changes document from our "Resources" section.

What You'll Learn

    About This Course
    Course Objectives
    Introduction to Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Philosophy of Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Key Terms and Concepts
  • Dangerous Goods Incidents and Statistics
  • How to Use the DGR
  • Changes to the 63rd Edition
  • Basis of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
  • Application of the Regulations
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Operator's Responsibilities
  • Training
  • Adequate Instruction for Shipping Section II Lithium Batteries
  • Security
  • Forbidden Dangerous Goods
  • Hidden Dangerous Goods
  • Dangerous Goods Carried by Passengers or Crew
  • Dangerous Goods Transported by Post
  • Operator's Property Exceptions
  • Excepted Quantities
  • Limited Quantities
  • Variations
  • Packing Groups
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Multiple Hazards
  • Samples
  • Selecting the Proper Shipping Name
  • Using the List of Dangerous Goods
  • Shipper's Responsibilities
  • Overpacks
  • Salvage Packaging
  • General Packing Requirements
  • Specific Packing Instructions
    Packaging Specifications and Performance Tests
  • Codes
  • Markings
  • Requirements for Inner Packagings
  • UN Outer, Single, and Composite Packagings
  • General Testing Requirements
  • Types of Tests
  • Test Reports
  • Specific Testing Requirements
    Marking and Labeling
  • Markings
  • Labels
  • General Label Specifications
  • Hazard Labels
  • Handling Labels
  • Shipper's Declaration
  • Completing the Shipper's Declaration
  • Air Waybill
  • Additional Documentation
  • Acceptance
  • Loading
  • Inspections
  • Provisions for Pilot-in-Command
  • Informing Passengers and Shippers
  • Reporting
  • Document Retention
    Class 6 Toxic and Infectious Substances
  • Toxic Substances
  • Classification of Toxic Substances
  • Classification of Toxic Mixtures
  • Limitations and Labels
  • Infectious Substances
  • Classification of Infectious Substances
  • Exceptions
  • Patient Specimens
  • Medical Devices
  • Biological Products
  • Packing Instructions-Category A Infectious Substances
  • Packing Instructions-Biomedical Waste
  • Packing Instructions-Category B Biological Substances
  • Handling
    Class 9 Miscellaneous
  • Labels
  • Limitations
  • Dry Ice
    Additional Resources

It will take a MINIMUM of 4 hours to complete this online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.

We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course. Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity than you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.

According to IATA regulations, employers must provide or verify training for all personnel every two years. Recertification must take place within 24 months of the initial training, except in instances when a relevant authority defines a shorter retraining period.

Each student will receive 0.3 CEUs (or 3 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.

Zahra H Verified
IATA DGR Class 6 Toxic & Infectious Substances plus Dry Ice 63rd

It is a very extensive and time consuming course, however it was very informative and helpful.

Zoilita A Verified
IATA DGR Class 6 Toxic & Infectious Substances plus Dry Ice 63rd

Very thorough information

Gregory B Verified
IATA DGR Class 6 Toxic & Infectious Substances plus Dry Ice 63rd

is ok

Diego S Verified
IATA DGR Class 6 Toxic & Infectious Substances plus Dry Ice 63rd

Information was presented clearly and concisely. I will definitely be using the resources throughout my job to ensure I'm following the guidelines correctly.



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