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Shipping Hazardous Materials

Contact List for Guidance on Shipping Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods)

 

*All shipments of chemical or radiological materials MUST be shipped by EHS personnel*

Shipment of Hazardous Materials (Dangerous Goods) is highly regulated. Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) is available to assist faculty, staff, and students who make hazardous material shipments. EHS can provide training, guidance and support services that will help ensure hazardous material shipments arrive at their destination in the safest way possible.

Unregulated materials on dry ice will also be shipped by EHS upon request. The lab will provide a PTAO to EHS to pay for shipping costs, which will be recovered from the lab via cost transfer. A FedEx account number will be requested for radiological packages.

Hazardous Materials
(Dangerous Goods)
Examples EHS Contacts Can be shipped by?
Hazardous Chemicals Flammables, corrosives, biotoxins1, laboratory reagents comprised of hazardous chemicals Adam Peters
or
Jim Reese
or
434-982-4911
EHS personnel only
Dry Ice only
 
printable label (pdf)2
Unregulated biological materials (e.g., proteins, antibodies, DNA) that must be shipped frozen on dry ice Adam Peters
or
Jim Reese
or
434-982-4911
EHS personnel upon request
or
EHS trained shipper
(Download Dry Ice Training)
Radiological materials Radioligands, radioactively labeled materials, tissues, medical devices, instruments and articles etc. Mike Cohen
or
Trevor Thomas
or
434-982-4911
EHS personnel only

Infectious Substances or Other Biological Materials
 
printable label (pdf)2

Infectious microorganisms, viral vectors, human cell lines and other human derived materials
or
Other: Exempt Patient or Animal Specimens, GMO/GMMO or unregulated biologicals
Ericka Pearce
or
Jennifer Branum
or
434-982-4911
Trained shipper in lab or department
 
Online training is available, here.

1Biotoxins (biologically-derived) or those that are from plant, animal or bacterial sources which do not contain any infectious substances or toxins that are not contained in substances which are infectious substances meet Category 6.1 classification and are hazardous chemicals that MUST be shipped by designated EHS personnel. Contact EHS before shipping any biotoxin.

2You may print and affix to your shipment using packing tape.