Shipping and transporting biomedical and infectious substances




Skill Level

2 h




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This TDGR class 6.2 training is designed specifically for staff collecting and preparing and/or transporting shipments of biological (and or infectious) substances for ground shipment (medical or veterinary clinics, field nurses, hospitals, health centers, etc.).   It includes class 6.2  category  A, category  B,  exempt specimens and dry ice.  Comprehensive course notes are available for download. This course is based on our 8 steps to compliance training method (in clear language) making it simple and easy to understand the complete regulatory requirements.  It meets all Transport Canada and US DoT  requirements.   A recognized training certificat, valid for three years (or change of employer)  is issued after completion. 

This course is not suitable for carriers. Please see our BIO 109 – Transporting biomedical and infectious substances by ground course.  




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Learning Path

This module will introduce the candidate to the general requirements of the TDGR; his/her responsibilities; the 8 steps to compliance as well as the training requirements.

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After this module, the participant will be able to classify samples of infectious substances in the different categories (A, B, and exempt specimens) according to Transport Canada’s protocol and United Nations requirements.

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This module will allow the participant to understand the specific packaging requirements for the different categories and be able to apply the appropriate safety marks in accordance with the TDGR requirements.

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The participant will learn the transport procedures including the information required on a transport document (dangerous goods declaration), the placarding rules, the stowage; accidental release reports as well as particularities required under Quebec’s Road Safety Act.

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About the author

Bernard Parker is a regulatory specialist with over 25 years of experience in hazmat handling and shipping.    His expertise includes Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG, IATA/ICAO, IMDG, 49CFR), Dangerous Products Regulations (WHMIS), Hazmat storage and fire prevention.  He is an experienced and certified trainer in several different fields and a voting member of Transport Canada’s TDGR training committee.  He is currently a training manager at the Dangerous Goods Training Center, an organization specializing in hazardous materials training.  Courses are available in English and in French.  | 1-450-665-9893