DECATUR, GA - Georgia Public​ Health Laboratory
March 6, 2018  8:00 am ​- 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: February 27, 2018

This course is full. Please sign-up for the waitlist.

DECATUR, GA - Georgia Public Health Laboratory
March 8, 2018  8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Registration Deadline: March 1, 2018

This course is full. Please sign-up for the waitlist.


Please Note: If you do not receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of registration, you are NOT registered for this event. Please contact Marisa Barley at or 240-485-2843.


Georgia Public Health Laboratory and the National Laboratory Training Network

​About Packaging and Shipping: Division 6.2 Materials

This intermediate-level, one-day program provides a comprehensive overview of regulations applicable to packaging and shipping laboratory specimens. Lectures, demonstrations, and group exercises will be used to provide instruction on complying with international, federal, and local transportation regulations. Participants will be tested on their knowledge of the regulations and receive documentation of attendance and testing. Participants meet Department of Transportation (DOT) training requirements upon satisfactory course completion and documentation of OSHA blood borne pathogen or other safety training and security training.

View the course flyer for more information.​

At the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:

  • Classify, mark, label, and document Division 6.2 hazardous materials (UN3373, UN2814, and UN2900) and dry ice properly for transport by land, air, and United States Postal Service.
  • Outline DOT requirements, including the responsibilities mandated for testing and documentation.
  • Choose the most appropriate DOT exception to use when transporting Division 6.2 materials by motor vehicle.




  • Patricia Payne, PhD, MT(ASCP), President, JBM Associates JBM Associates, Inc. consults with the Association of Public Health Laboratories (APHL) to develop and conduct training on regulations that affect the transport of Division 6.2 hazardous materials. Since 2002, Dr. Payne has been providing training and consultation to public health and clinical laboratories throughout the United States.
  • LaTonya Clay, PhD, Training Coordinator, Georgia Public Health Laboratory
  • Melissa Tobin-D'Angelo, MD, MPH, Medical Epidemiologist, Georgia Department of Public Health, Epidemiology Branch


Who Should Attend

This program is designed for laboratorians who package, ship, and transport Division 6.2 hazardous materials such as patient specimens and cultures, and dry ice.

Continuing Education Credit

APHL is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E.® Program. Participants who successfully complete each program will be awarded 7.0 contact hours. P.A.C.E.® is accepted by all licensure states except Florida.

To receive continuing education credit, you must view the program and complete the online evaluation within 30 days of the event.

​Special Accommodations

Individuals seeking special accommodations should submit a request in writing to at least three weeks prior to the course. For more information call 800.536.NLTN (6586) or 240.485.2727.

Registration Information

Registra​tion is free, but must be completed seven days before each course. If you have difficulty with the online registration process, please refer to these instructions or contact Marisa Barley at or 240.485.384​3.