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DOT for Life Sciences, Awareness Training

This training course meets the mandatory training requirements set forth in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H for employees signing biological or chemical waste manifests. Our DOT for Life Sciences course focuses on the sections of the DOT regulations that are applicable to the Life Science industry, such as shipping products on dry ice and biological material shipments. Upon completion of this course, a certificate of completion will be provided in order for employers to certify their hazmat employees. This training is good for 3 years.

Who should take this course?

All employees who have a role in preparing hazardous materials (hazmats) for shipment are subject to the training requirements of 49 CFR 172.700. This may include employees with any or all of the following responsibilities: shipping hazardous wastes, including biohazardous wastes; selecting, preparing , labeling or marking hazmat packages; and reviewing, preparing, or signing hazmat shipping paperwork (bills of lading or manifests).

The “DOT for Life Sciences, Awareness Training” covers the requirements of the Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) of 49 CFR 100-185, as they pertain to Life Science Companies. As such, it meets the mandatory training requirements set forth in 49 CFR 172 Subpart H. For hazmat-affected employees, DOT training is required at least once every 3 years.

Course Logistics

This course can be taken on any computer with internet. The DOT course will take students approximately 1 to 3 hours, depending on their background and experience. Students have the ability to “pause” the lesson and continue it at a later time. After successful completion of the course the student will be prompted to print out a “certificate of completion” for their records. A copy of this certificate should also be kept in the company’s Central Safety files, to comply with the Recordkeeping portion of the training requirements.

Approved for 1.5 TCH credits through MA DEP


The cost of the DOT for Life Sciences, Awareness Training is $350 per person.