Shipping with Dry Ice Training Course



This course, 'Shipping with Dry Ice', has been designed with specific exercises related to the transportation of dry ice ('carbon dioxide, solid') by air from a shipper's perspective. Our 10 step approach encompasses all of the activities which must be addressed when preparing dry ice for shipment by air. This course has been updated to include recent changes to the regulations, using the 52nd Edition of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations. This course is recommended for individuals who ship dry ice in packaging that does not contain other dangerous goods.

The course meets the requirements for training as specified in Section 1.5 of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations and 49 CFR 172 Subpart H, including testing of participants.

While it's not required, you might find it helpful to follow along with a current copy of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations (and we highly recommend having a copy of the DGR handy if you ship any dangerous goods by air). If you are in need of an up-to-date version of the regulations, you can select to include the price of the book in your registration fee or call us at (919) 246-4847 to order a copy separately. The price of the book includes shipping (2nd day air).

Course Fee: $ 125

Anyone who prepares shipments that include dry ice (or, more correctly, 'carbon dioxide, solid'). This would include personnel who ship dry ice along with:

  • refrigerated food products
  • diagnostic specimens
  • non-infectious samples
  • some environmental samples (such as traps from a Method 25D sampling train, both from and to the lab)
  • any products requiring refrigeration

This may include:

  • food services personnel
  • laboratory technicians, and
  • environmental engineers, scientists, and technicians.

  • Regulatory Overview of IATA
  • Shipping Dry Ice
  • Preparing Packages for Shipment
  • Step 1: Determine the Proper Shipping Name
  • Step 2 Determine if material is Forbidden in Aircraft under any circumstances
  • Step 3. Excepted Quantity Limitations
  • Step 4: Determine if Shipping by Cargo Aircraft or Passenger Aircraft
  • Step 5: Identify Appropriate Packing instruction
  • Step 6: Apply the Appropriate Quantity Limitation
  • Step 7: Identify State & Operator Variations (Security)
  • Step 8: Select the Appropriate Packaging
  • Step 9: Ensure the Required Labels and Marks are Affixed
  • Step 10: Complete Shippers Declaration for Dangerous Goods

Linda R. Taylor, PE

Ms. Taylor is a faculty member in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Technology at NC State University and is the former Director of Environmental Health & Safety at North Carolina State University's IES. She has over 20 years of engineering experience working in industry and environmental consulting, most recently with Progress Energy. She has provided instruction on a wide range of environmental, health, and safety topics at conferences and training courses, both live and online, and she is an OSHA authorized instructor.

Ms. Taylor received a BS in Civil Engineering from Stanford University and a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Upon completion of the course, individuals should have a better understanding of the rules and regulations governing the transport of dry ice. Participants should also understand the paperwork requirements, packaging requirements, and marking and labeling requirements for shipping dry ice.

  • Citation: IATA DGR Section 1.5
  • Section of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations requires that:
  • 'Recurrent training must take place within 24 months of previous training to ensure knowledge is current...'
  • Refresher Training Required: Every 2 year(s).

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