Environmental Health and Safety

Shipping Hazardous Materials and Dry Ice

Shipment of hazardous research materials is regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and its branch, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). FAA requires that anyone who ships hazardous materials, including dry ice, be trained properly to pack, mark, and manifest hazardous materials in a way that is compliant with the regulations. Serious fines can result if a package of hazardous materials is not declared on the shipping papers and marking/labeling on the parcel. EHSEM provides guidance on this area of regulatory compliance and certain training services, mainly geared toward the shipping of biological hazardous.