Hazardous Materials: Infectious Materials Transportation by Ground

  • 4 topics | 46m 1s
  • Includes Assessment
  • Up to 30 languages
  • Transcripts
This activity-based course covers the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements for packaging and shipping infectious materials by highway within the United States. The course puts you into situations where you'll classify the type of infectious substance being shipped, select the proper shipping name from the DOT Hazardous Materials Table, and determine the proper packaging, marking, labeling, and shipping paper requirements for infectious substances. This course does not address the requirements for shipping infectious substances by aircraft, rail, or vessel. This course was developed with subject matter support provided by EnSafe Inc., a global professional services company focusing on engineering, environment, health and safety, and information technology. Please note, the course materials and content were current with the laws and regulations at the time of the last expert review, however, they may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation with respect to compliance with legal statutes or requirements.


  • differentiate between Category A and Category B infectious substances
  • identify the appropriate shipping name and number for a DOT-regulated infectious substance
  • package and ship a Category A DOT-regulated infectious substance
  • package and ship a Category B DOT-regulated infectious substance
  • package and ship a regulated medical waste


  • Classifying Infectious Substances
  • Scenario 1: Shipping Category A Infectious Substances
  • Scenario 2: Shipping Category B Infectious Substances
  • Scenario 3: Shipping Regulated Medical Waste