Transportation of Dangerous Goods
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Class 7: Receiving Radioactive Materials
This training will provide University of British Columbia faculty, staff, and students with the knowledge to safely receive Class 7 - Radioactive Materials at UBC. It is important that all personnel at UBC who are required to handle packages containing radioactive materials are informed of the risks involved, and are provided with adequate training that enables them to handle them in a safe manner.
At the end of this training, you will be able to:
- describe the process of receiving a Class 7 Radioactive shipment.
- identify a package that has been damaged or tampered with.
- describe the process of disposing or recycling shipping packages.
The course is offered online with WebCT Vista.
Successful completion of the online course and quiz is required for certification.
Transportation of Dangerous Goods Class 6.2: Shipping and Receiving Infectious Materials
Regulations require that departments that ship or receive materials associated with biological research labs, bio-medical clinical labs, or animal units must have personnel with current TDG training and certification. This 1-day course is designed to familiarize receivers and shippers of biological samples with the requirements of the Transportation of Dangerous Goods Regulations for road and air transport. Participants will learn to properly label, placard, document and package dangerous goods. Emphasis is placed on handling of diagnostic specimens, biological products (microorganisms), medical waste, genetically modified organisms, dry ice and liquid nitrogen. Please note: This course is not intended for commercial shippers.