Shipping Regulated Medical Waste - Online

1 hour
Every 3 years
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This online course teaches you how to prepare regulated medical waste for collection by the UW waste contractor, in accordance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements. The course includes hazard awareness, safety procedures, function-specific shipping preparation and security awareness. This course does not fulfill the required training for shipping biohazardous materials by land or air.

Accommodations and language services

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them.

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at
  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services.
  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at
Intended Audience 

Faculty and staff who perform the final packaging steps of untreated regulated medical and biohazardous waste for collection and shipment using the UW waste contractor (Stericycle or Waste Management) for decontamination and disposal offsite


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201