Transport Safety Related Links

Transport Safety Related Links
Following are links to information on transportation of materials for medical testing:
Department of Transportation (DOT)
Hazardous Materials Regulations (49 CFR 171-179)
http://hazmat.dot.gov/regs/rules.htm
Office of Hazardous Materials Safety:
Hazmat Regulations and Interpretations
http://www.phmsa.dot.gov/hazmat/regs/interps
United State Postal Service (USPS):
Offers instructions for mailing infectious substances (10.17), and instructions for packaging diagnostic specimens (10.17.6)
http://pe.usps.gov/text/dmm300/601.htm#wp1065087
IATA (International Air Transport Association):
Publishes written packaging instructions required by most air carriers–available for purchase.
http://www.iata.org/whatwedo/dangerous_goods
World Health Organization (WHO)
Guidance on Regulations for the Transport of Infectious Substances–2005
http://www.who.int/csr/resources/publications/biosafety/WHO_CDS_CSR_LYO_2005_22r%20.pdf