UN/DOT Performance Oriented Package Testing Certification Procedure For Infectious Substances

    The following pages are input forms, which contain the necessary information that we will need before testing can begin. The information will be used for both testing and reporting purposes

    STEP 1: Provide the necessary information about your package(s).

    Complete this set of forms AND send us specifications on every single component of the package (i.e. the outer container and all related closures, the inner container(s) and all related closures and all interior packaging PLUS packaging materials such as pads, partitions, dividers, bags, bubble wrap, peanuts, EPS parts, etc.)

    STEP 2: Submit Packages or Packaging Materials. Select ONE option below.

    Option 1.

    Number of test samples required:

    • Enough materials to assemble 9 complete packages (inner and outer containers, closures for each and all inner packaging) so we may prepare the package as shipped.
    • Detailed packing instructions on how the packs will be assembled for shipment.

    Our test report will reflect exactly what is submitted to us. Pro-Pack is not responsible for discrepancies between the way we pack it out and the way it’s actually packed for shipment.

    NOTE: When using this option there is a charge of $95 per man-hour to prepare the packages for testing. This is in addition to the charges for the tests.

    Option 2.

    Number of test samples required:

    • See table below and add 1 complete pack empty
      Submit packages completely packed as shipped and ready to test. These packages must be provided to us exactly as shipped (using the filling requirements) including proper containers (inner and outer), proper closures (inner and outer) and orientations of the inner packagings within the outer package.

    Submit packages completely packed as shipped and ready to test. These packages must be provided to us exactly as shipped (using the filling requirements) with proper closures.

    Our test report will reflect exactly what is submitted to us. Any deviation from this when used in actual shipment will make the certification NULL AND VOID.

    Please note the regulations state:

    • inner containers of packages containing liquids must be filled to 98% of maximum capacity
    • inner containers of packages containing solids must be filled to 95% of maximum capacity.

    NOTE: The best way to determine 95% or 98% of maximum capacity is to fill an inner container COMPLETELY full and weigh it. Remove enough material until the weight is 95% or 98% of the weight when completely filled.

    Infectious Substances Packaging


    Accounts Payable Information (Person receiving Invoice)






    Contact Information (Person receiving report)










    I understand that the following information will be used to compose a certified report. Pro-Pack is not responsible for incorrect or missing information. Incomplete or missing data may result in a delay of test completion or issuance of certified report.



    Quote

    Please Provide Quote

    If you would like a quotation to perform the required tests, please complete the test request form and submit in order to receive an accurate quote. If you need assistance completing the input forms or have any questions, I would be glad to help you. Contact Manuel Rosa Jr. at 618-277-1160


    Turnaround Time

    Our standard turnaround time is 5 – 10 business days. The exact time frame to completion will vary depending on our work load at the time your packages are received. Express service is available at an additional cost. Please call for details.


    Infectious Substance Hazmat Test Request Form

    The following information is required by D.O.T. to be included in the certified test report. Please complete all sections and submit as soon as possible. We cannot issue a certified report without this information.

    SECTION I - OUTER CONTAINER INFORMATION:








    Closure: (For all types of closures, a manufacturer and a model / stock number is needed.)












    SECTION II - INNER PACKAGE / PACKAGING:

    NOTE: Please send a copy of the manufacturing specs for the package in addition to completing this section.








    Inner Container Closure:(Screw on cap, friction lid, tape, etc.)






    Note: “Hand Tight” is no longer acceptable to D.O.T. If an exact torque or range in inch-lbs or foot-lbs is not known, please list a repeatable and measurable means of applying the cap.

    For plastic bags, please note the number of twists for the neck and twist ties.

    ADDITIONAL INNER PACKAGE / PACKAGING:

    NOTE: Please send a copy of the manufacturing specs for the package in addition to completing this section.








    Additional Inner Container Closure:(Screw on cap, friction lid, tape, etc.)






    Note: “Hand Tight” is no longer acceptable to D.O.T. If an exact torque or range in inch-lbs or foot-lbs is not known, please list a repeatable and measurable means of applying the cap.

    For plastic bags, please note the number of twists for the neck and twist ties.

    OTHER ADDITIONAL INNER PACKAGE / PACKAGING:

    NOTE: Please send a copy of the manufacturing specs for the package in addition to completing this section.








    Other Additional Inner Container Closure:(Screw on cap, friction lid, tape, etc.)






    Note: “Hand Tight” is no longer acceptable to D.O.T. If an exact torque or range in inch-lbs or foot-lbs is not known, please list a repeatable and measurable means of applying the cap.

    For plastic bags, please note the number of twists for the neck and twist ties.

    SECTION III - PRODUCT INFORMATION:






    NOTE: Fill in the below sections only if you are submitting the container already filled for testing.



    NOTE: THERE IS A $95/HOUR CHARGE IF WE FILL THE INNER CONTAINERS. This includes filling of the inner and / or outer containers but does NOT include conditioning of inner containers made of plastic.

    SECTION IV - TESTS REQUESTED BY CLIENT: Please call if help is needed completing this section.

    The tests for infectious substances are fixed based upon the material of construction of the outer container and also the materials of construction of the PRIMARY container (the container that actually holds the infectious substance). Please choose your package description from the options below and we can provide a quotation.


    **IMPORTANT**


    Manufacture Assembly and Closure Method


    SECTION V - PLEASE INDICATE IF THIS PACK IS AN ORIGINAL OR A RECERTIFICATION.


    Periodic retesting is required every 24 months (once 2 years).


    Return Information

    Note: Pro-Pack does not pay for the shipment of any test samples to or from our facility. All collect shipments will be returned to shipper. No exceptions.

    Is this packaging to be returned following testing?

    If yes, please indicate method of shipment and account numbers were applicable:


    Once testing is complete all test samples and related materials will be kept for 14 days after which point they will be disposed of unless prior arrangements have been made. It is very important to indicate if the test samples are to be returned on the submitted Test Request Form.


    Turn-Around Time

    Our standard turnaround time is 5-10 business days for completion of the testing. The standard turn-around time is for verbal “pass” or “fail” results only. The certified report will follow 1-4 days after that.

    We do offer an express service which will guarantee only test completion sooner for an additional charge. Please indicate the desired turnaround time below. The additional charge for the express service is based upon how fast test results are needed. If our work load allows us to get the tests completed sooner than 5 days there will be no express charge.



    *If express service is selected, this means we are forced to perform all of the other tests first. This means that if the Drop Test fails, then you will be billed for the full price of a certification without obtaining a certification. It is for this reason that express service is not recommended for this type of container.