Medical Waste Transport
2.5 days/20 hours (excluding travel time); Course Capacity: Max 40, Min 15 Students
Register for the Medical Waste Transport course
The course details the provisions governing management and transport of Regulated Medical Waste (RMW). The course focuses on the regulatory requirements as prescribed by the Department of Transportation (DOT), Department of Defense (DoD), International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, United States Postal Service Domestic Mail Manual, and other regulatory requirements including State management and transport requirements. A certification test is administered at the end of the course. Instructors use written practical exercises to reinforce learning. Workshop participants are encouraged to share their experiences and knowledge with the group. OBJECTIVES: Students learn to identify and classify hazardous materials; prepare and package RMW; prepare and certify RMW manifests based on Federal, State and International requirements; and learn safety/emergency response procedures required when transporting RMW.
MWT courses are developed to cater to personnel in certain regions of the United States. Students must register for the TMW course in their Region or State. Regional areas include the Walter Reed area/Military District of Washington for workers in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC; Medical Commands in Texas for workers shipping medical waste in or to Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado.
Each student will receive the following course materials. Course Notebook w/supporting text and select regulatory extracts Excerpt of the Code of Federal Regulations Title 49 (49 CFR) Excerpt of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations Relevant State and Local regulations MEDCOM Regulation 40-35 Emergency Response Guidebook Practical Exercise Manual Highlighter Pen Post-it Notes/Yellow Stickies.
Please leave room in your luggage to transport these items back to your installation or make other shipping arrangements such as FedEx before you leave your installation.