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The ISSR includes all the detailed provisions applicable to shipping infectious substances efficiently and safely. Critical shipments that are transported for laboratory tests, being delayed due to non-compliance or other shipping problems could mean a delay to initiating the necessary public health response or identifying the treatment required for a patient.

The ISSR contains documentation and packaging examples, checklists for every step of the process and shipping regulations for air, sea, road, rail, courier and the postal service.

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2023/2024 Infectious Substances Shipping Regulations (ISSR)

Edition: 17
Format: Digital
Language: English
Regular Price: US $209

2023/2024 Infectious Substances Shipping Regulations (ISSR)

Edition: 17
Format: Print
Language: English
Regular Price: US $234

What’s inside the ISSR?

  • Applicability (legislation, postal authorities, shipper, package supplier and carrier responsibilities, state and vendor variations)
  • Classification (UN numbers, classification criteria and scenarios)
  • Identification (list of dangerous goods, special provisions)
  • Packing (triple packaging, quantity limits, freezing or cooling, certified packing, overpacks, packing instructions)
  • Packaging performance tests (performance tests, finding the right packaging)
  • Marking and labelling (package use marking)
  • Documentation (waybill, how to complete the declaration form, sample documentation by material)
  • Handling (acceptance, checklists, refusals)
  • Emergency response (contact information, responsibilities, spills, leaks, first aid)
  • Training (national requirements, training schools)
  • Dangerous goods security (general provisions, training, high consequence provisions, security plans)

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