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1 Shipping Dry Ice Training University of Notre Dame Risk Management & Safety

2 Training Requirements  Federal rules require that anyone wishing to ship dry ice must first have shipping training.  If you are going to package dry ice for shipment or sign any type of documentation (such as a FedEx Airbill) for a dry ice shipment, you must follow the training certification requirements below:  Read this powerpoint  Submit your quiz to RMS  Upon successful completion of quiz, RMS will certify you to ship dry ice for a period of 2 years.

3 Purpose  Dry ice is a hazardous material and as such is regulated for shipment by the United States Department of Transportation (USDOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA)  Regulations require that specific procedures must be followed when shipping dry ice.  This training outlines the procedure to follow when your shipment includes “no hazardous materials other than dry ice”.

4 Call RMS or submit form if you are uncertain if your samples are regulated. You may be asked to submit the following form 8/hazardous_materials_shipping_request_for m2012.pdf

5 Training Requirements For any one preparing or offering a package containing dry ice for shipment, you must be trained and certified.  Initial Training and certification  Recurrent Training – conducted within 24 months of previous training  Exam must be taken to verify understanding of the regulations  Successful completion must be confirmed

6 Hazard Identification  Dry ice is classified by DOT and IATA as a miscellaneous hazard, class 9. It is considered hazardous for three reasons:  Explosion hazard: dry ice releases large volumes of carbon dioxide as it sublimates. If packaged in a container that does not allow for that release, it may explode  Suffocation hazard: large volume of carbon dioxide emitted in a confined space can create an oxygen deficient atmosphere  Contact hazard: dry ice is a cryogenic material that causes severe frostbite upon contact with skin.

7 Hazard Identification  To eliminate the explosion hazard, you must use a package designed to vent gaseous carbon dioxide.  Suffocation and contact hazards with dry ice will be reduced by labeling the package correctly, so those who come in contact with it will be aware of the hazard.

8 Preparing shipment  Training must be current (within 2 years)  Ensure that packages are free from damage and conform to Packing Instruction 954  Box must be at least 4 X 4 X 4 inches  Ensure that the quantity of dry ice does NOT exceed 200 Kg per package (some countries may even allow less.  Wear appropriate PPE (cryogenic gloves and eye protection) when handling dry ice.

9 Packaging and Dry Ice  Packages containing dry ice must be of adequate strength and strong enough to withstand the handling that is normally encounter in transport.  Packing Instruction specifies that the outside of the package be marked with the net weight of Dry ice container in the package. This weight must be in units of kilograms.  Place tape so that it does not interfere with gas release  Secure samples so that they do not move freely inside the insulated box.  Fragile containers should be wrapped with cushioning materials

10 Air Waybill  Shippers’s Declaration not required for Dry ice.  IATA has a checklist via link below to ensure package is marked/labeled correctly.  -checklist-dry-ice-2013-en.pdf -checklist-dry-ice-2013-en.pdf Marking and Labeling  Required markings:  A hazard class 9 label  Word UN1984 Dry Ice OR UN 1845 Carbon dioxide, solid  Write on the label  Net weight of dry ice in kg  Full name, address, and telephone number of shipper and consignee.  If REUSING A CONTAINER: all irrelevant and old markings must be removed or defaced and container not damaged.

11 This one contains place to write in all required information This label requires you to write on Package: Dry ice ____X_____kg UN 1845 TO: FROM: Labels must be affixed to a vertical side of the box (not top or bottom) and oriented as a diamond.

12 Documentation  The Airbill must have:  Dry ice, 9, UN1845, number of packages X net weight of dry ice in kilograms  FedEx has this on airbill, you just need to check the appropriate box and write or type in quantity of dry ice.

13 CARRIER  Do not send dry ice via US Postal Service as they have very restrictive policies regarding the shipment of hazardous materials.  Dry Ice can be shipped with FedEx

14 You can ship dry ice packages if:  You have taken the training and passed the shipping dry ice quiz.  Your shipment includes no hazardous materials other than dry ice.

15 Safety/Emergency Response  Wear appropriate PPE when handling sample and dry ice.  Report any exposures/injuries to your supervisor.  Call Risk Management and 5037 if you need assistance.

16 Security  Do not leave the box unattended/in an open area once packed for shipping.  Do not offer for shipping any package you believe has been tampered with.

17 ASK QUESTIONS  If you are not sure if the material you are sending is considered hazardous, contact Risk Management and Safety at or  Please complete the Dry Ice Shipping Quiz


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