University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Environmental Health and Safety
Department of Public Safety
1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918
Shipping Biological Materials Certification Test
Directions: Complete this Quiz and e-mail it to email@example.com or mail it to SENG B-337. In
order to receive credit for this training, you must provide the following contact information.
Name: Status (Undergrad, Grad, PostDoc, Faculty):
e-mail: Phone #:
Lab PI: Department:
Date: QUIZ SCORE:
Please refer to the support documents and packing instructions for additional information to assist
you in answering these questions.
1. If you are using dry ice to pack a shipment of infectious substances, you should:
a) Identify only the infectious substance on the Shipper's Declaration
b) Identify only the dry ice on the Shipper's Declaration
c) Identify the dry ice and the infectious substance on the Shipper's Declaration
d) Write "dry ice" on the Biohazard label
2. Which statement about dry ice is false?
a) Dry ice is not considered a hazardous material
b) The amount (in kg) of dry ice included in a package must be on the outer package
c) The UN ID number for dry ice is 1845
d) A class 9 hazard label must be also applied to the outer packaging if dry ice is included in the
3. How many Hazard Classes are established by the DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations?
4. How many Hazard Classes are established by IATA?
5. If you ship by ground transportation, the U. S. DOT requires training:
a) Only once
b) Every year
c) Every 24 months
d) Every 3 years
6. A viable microorganism that causes or may cause disease in humans or animals fits the U. S. DOT
definition of a/an:
a) Biological Material
b) Diagnostic Specimen
c) Infectious Substance
7. All infectious substances that are shipped must have a shipper's declaration that indicates the full name
and phone number of:
a) The recipient of the package
b) UCB Environmental Health and Safety
c) The package carrier
d) The shipper
8. Which of the following is not required on an outer package containing an infectious substance?
a) A UN specification mark
b) The UN Hazard Classification and Infectious Substance label
c) The proper shipping name and technical name, if applicable
d) The type of container enclosed (i.e., glass, plastic, metal etc.)
9. The biology department's administrative assistant purchases and receives all the faculty's lab
True or False: The assistant must be trained in this Shipping Biological Materials course.
10. Hazardous materials can be sent by the U.S. Mail.
11. The Dangerous Goods Regulations (DGR) are published by The International Air Transport Association
(IATA) and govern:
a) Shipping any materials by land, sea or air
b) Shipping regulated materials by land, sea or air
c) Shipping regulated materials by air, nationally and internationally
d) Materials not regulated by the U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
12. Who is responsible for applying the correct class designation to a biological material being shipped?
a) EH&S personnel
b) The shipping company
c) The researcher initiating the shipment
d) The CU Police Department
13. Class 6, Division 6.1 materials are labeled:
c) Infectious Substances
d) Miscellaneous Dangerous Substances
14. Which regulations must be followed when shipping biological materials by air?
a) OSHA 1910.1200
b) DOT 49 Code of Federal Regulations
c) IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations
d) NIH Guidelines for Research Involving recombinant DNA
15. Infectious substances are labeled as:
a) Class 6, Division 6.2
b) Class 6, Division 6.1
c) Class 5, Division 6.2
d) Class 5, Division 6.1
16. For all packages containing infectious substances an itemized list of contents should be included?
a) Between the secondary container and the outer packaging
b) Between the primary container and the secondary packaging
c) Inside the primary container
d) Attached to the lid of the primary container
17. Inactivated or neutralized pathogens, non-infectious environmental samples, and dried blood spots and
fecal occult blood specimens are examples of what?
a) Exempt Human or Animal Specimens
b) Category A Substances
c) Exempt Substances
d) Patient Specimens
18. You may transport an infectious substance on an aircraft as long as it is properly packaged and inside
19. To complete a Declaration of Dangerous Goods for an agent which cause disease in humans, which
shipping name should you use?
a) The scientific name of the organism
b) Diagnostic specimen
c) Infectious substances, affecting humans
d) A biohazardous material
20. This label indicates that this material is:
a) A poison hazard
b) Being shipped on dry ice
c) A Division 6.2 material
d) An imported biological agent
21. If you ship biological materials by air, nationally or internationally, the International Air Transport
Association (IATA) requires you to be trained:
a) Only once
b) Every year
c) Every 2 years
d) Every 3 years
22. If you ship an infectious substance that results in a release of that material, you must immediately:
a) Contact your department Chair
b) Contact UCB Transportation Department
c) Contact UCB Police Department
d) Contact EH&S
23. The secondary container for infectious substances needs to have enough absorbent material inside so that
the total liquid content of all primary containers can be absorbed in case of leakage.
24. The smallest overall dimension allowed for a package holding infectious substances is:
a) 10 x 10 inches
b) 4 x 4 inches
c) 6 x 6 inches
d) There is no size limitation
25. Dr. Redenbacher will be shipping some genetically modified corn samples which are not considered
infectious to Colorado State University. What Class and UN Code should he use?
a) Division 6.2, UN 2814
b) Class 9, UN 3245
c) Class 6.1, UN 3172
d) Class 9, ORM