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Shipping of Dangerous Goods

Hazardous materials include hazardous chemicals, infectious substances, radioactive materials, compressed gases, dry ice, lithium batteries, aerosol cans and other pressurized items and more.  Commonly shipped from this university include dry ice, infectious substances and biological samples. 

The transportation of dangerous goods regulations require that, with few exceptions, every person engaged in the handling, offering for transport or transporting of dangerous goods be trained in the area of handling such goods.  

Applicable Policy:

Shipping of Dangerous Goods/Hazardous Materials Program

Training required prior to and every 2 years thereafter for all University employees who transport, cause to be transported or ship dangerous goods to include:

Warning! You may be in violation of Federal Law and create a public safety hazard if you ship dry ice, hazardous materials, or any other “Dangerous Goods” unless you have received specific training and the material is properly packaged and labeled.

Failure to comply with regulations for shipping hazardous materials can result in significant civil penalties for the shipper of up to $75,000.00 per violation. Regulations require that only properly trained personnel are to prepare shipments and documents for hazardous materials shipments.

Guidance Websites:

For additional information call (631) 632-3105.