Shipping and Transporting Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods

The regulations governing the shipment of hazardous materials are complex and the personnel involved in the shipping process must have formal, specialized, documented training to ensure the materials are properly packaged, labeled, and the appropriate shipping documentation is prepared and maintained. Examples of materials that would be classified as hazardous materials or dangerous goods include samples, bulk materials, and equipment that contain one or more of the following:

  • Hazardous chemicals
  • Biological materials
  • Radioactive materials
  • Lithium batteries
  • Dry ice

EHS has personnel who are trained and have the technical expertise needed to ensure hazardous materials/dangerous goods are shipped safely and legally. All hazardous materials/dangerous goods are shipped Priority Overnight by air via FedEx at the cost of the department or individual requesting shipping assistance. To request assistance with shipping hazardous materials/dangerous goods, contact EHS at 277-2753.