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BPHL Infectious Substances Packaging and Shipping Training

Bureau of Public Health Laboratories

  •  904-791-1500
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    Fax

    904-791-1567
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    Mailing Address

    Dept of Health 

    Bureau of Public Health Laboratories 

    1217 N. Pearl Street 

    Jacksonville, FL 32202 

     

BPHL Biological Defense Trainers

Betty Wheeler
BPHL - Jacksonville
1217 N. Pearl St
Jacksonville, FL
32202
Office: 904-791-1568
Cell: 904-652-6834

Leah Kloss
BPHL - Tampa
3602 Spectrum Blvd
Tampa, FL
33612
Office: 813-233-2278
Cell: 813-407-7173


Contributing to a healthier Florida one test at a time

The Bureau of Public Health Laboratories annually sponsors, through the CDC Cooperative Agreement Grant for Public Health Emergency Preparedness, Division 6.2, Infectious Substances Packaging and Shipping Training for our Sentinel Laboratory partners, including hospital and county health department laboratory personnel and non-sentinel laboratory personnel if space is available. This training is open to personnel who are responsible for packaging and shipping infectious substances and diagnostic specimens.

Infectious Substances Packaging and Shipping Training is required every two years to maintain certification.

Participants will learn how to properly package and ship Category A and Category B infectious substances and other dangerous goods such as dry ice by air and ground in accordance with prescribed guidelines. Space is limited and advance registration is required.

Check this site periodically for additional information on registration, including announcements for scheduled training and how to register. Registration announcements will also be made in The Florida Lab Link newsletter which can be located on our BPHL Forms and Publications page.

2017 Infectious Substance Packaging and Shipping Training:

A printable copy of the 2017 Infectious Packaging and Shipping Training schedule and registration instructions can be obtained by clicking here.