The Office of Biological Safety (OBS) provides a training program for shipping infectious substances and other biological materials with an emphasis on laboratories and research groups. This concentrated infectious & biological hazardous materials shipping training is offered as a service only to University of Wisconsin System and Campus employees, staff, faculty and students.
This course is a workshop session in which attendees will have hands-on training in packing, packaging and labeling infectious substance shipments.
This workshop is required along with Biosafety 205 for initial training certification through the OBS training program. This workshop is optional for refresher training but is not sufficient for renewal of a training certificate.
- For training certificate and renewal details, please see the HazMat Shipping and Transportation page.
- Any Hazardous Materials Shipping Training program (here at OBS or through an external agency) provides compliant materials and information which are adequate for hazmat shipping certification. The training program will issue documentation to confirm training has been completed; this documentation must be supported by your employer’s consent that you are a certified hazmat shipping employee.
- Federal law requires training in the regulations so your employer can certify you to ship hazmat. You and your employing department or laboratory group may choose training outside of UW. For more information go to the US DOT HazMat Transportation Regulations webpage.
- In person
- Biosafety 205
- Every two years
In-person workshop; Registration and scheduling information is located on the Biosafety 205 & 207 course pages in Learn@UW