Completion of the Biological Substance Shipping course is required if your job or research involves routine shipping of biological materials (i.e. infectious agents, human or animal tissues including diagnostic materials and genetically modified microorganisms) and/or packages containing dry ice. Examples of personnel who must complete this training include:
- Personnel (Principal Investigators, research staff and animal care staff) who will be shipping biological materials
- MSU staff (i.e. administrative staff) who may assist in shipping biological materials
If you will only be shipping items occasionally, EHS staff must assist you with these shipments. If you ever have a question about the proper shipping procedure for biological materials or dry ice please contact EHS.