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Laboratory Training and Workshops

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Available Training Opportunities

Infectious Substance Packing and Shipping Training

The Safe Transport of Division 6.2 Infectious Substances, Biological Specimens, Dry Ice & Related Materials -  (Live-Virtual)

Delivered by Saf-T-Pak and supported by the Association of Public Health Laboratories


Participants in Saf-T-Pak’s one-day virtual seminars receive the comprehensive Saf-T-Pak Training Reference Manual and take part in hands-on exercises to correctly pack, mark, label and document a shipment using actual UN-specification packaging. The training meets the requirements outlined by IATA, ICAO and US DOT 49 CFR regulations.


This virtual seminar is designed for laboratorians who package, ship and transport Division 6.2 hazardous materials.  Admission preference will be given to those working in TN Sentinel Laboratories who pack and ship infectious materials.

Workshop Dates

Please refer to the course listing to see scheduled dates/times.

Workshop Flyers

9 am - 4 pm (EST) Course Flyer

11 am - 6 pm (EST) Course Flyer 

1 pm - 8 pm (EST) Course Flyer

Workshop Registration

Please complete the online registration form to register for this workshop.  Please note:  There are a limited number of seats available.  Seats will be granted on a first come, first serve basis.

Continuing Education

Participants who successfully complete this program will be awarded 8.0 hours of P.A.C.E.® credit.  


 Packing and Shipping Dangerous Goods:  What the Laboratory Staff Must Know (CDC Lab Training)  - Recently Updated!


Continuing Education for Laboratorians

The links to continuing education opportunities listed here are representative of a wide variety of offerings now available on the Internet. The TDH Division of Laboratory Services is underwrite the use of any of these sites. You will find that some are very easy to use and free, while others are hard to use and may have a charge attached. As with any use of the Internet, caution should be used in all activities. The links in this list are all active as of 07/16/2019.