Welcome to The University of Alabama hazardous materials/dangerous goods shipping guidelines and instruction. Personnel at UA are engaged in diverse teaching and research activities. Often, these research activities include or necessitate shipping samples, specimens or other items to remote location in the field or to colleagues for investigation or academic /peer review. Many laboratory chemicals and mixtures are considered Hazardous Materials or Dangerous Goods.
The Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) require persons who offer hazardous materials for shipment to meet the DOT's and IATA's hazardous materials regulation. These regulations require shipments of hazardous materials to be safely packaged, labeled and accompanied with the correct paperwork. This site provides UA personnel with information and procedures to follow that will help to ensure that hazardous materials are shipped safely and in compliance with DOT and IATA requirements. If you have any questions about shipping, please contact EHS at 348-5905.
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) DOT Hazardous Materials Regulations and the International Transport Association (IATA) International Air Transport Association are the regulatory agencies responsible to provide oversight safe shipping of chemicals when shipped by ground or air.
Hazardous Materials (HM) - Any substance or material that had been determined to pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property when transported in trade, traffic or ground transportation within the United States. DOT HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TABLE http://www.myregs.com/dotrspa/
Dangerous Goods (DG) - Any substance or material that has been determined to pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property when transported internationally or via air cargo.
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