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Hazardous Materials Shipping Program


Hazardous Materials Classification

Packaging, Marking, and Labeling

Shipping Papers

Excepted Quantity Limits

Dry Ice Checklist

Guide to Shipping Biological Materials


Biological Materials Shipping Certification

The US Department of Transportation is vigilantly reviewing companies, carriers, and academic settings for compliance in packaging and shipping hazardous materials. Fiscal and civil penalties can be incurred for non-compliance as well as delay of shipments that may be crucial to time sensitive materials. It is the responsibility of individual shippers to properly identify their material and package it accordingly.

The NCSU Environmental Health and Safety Center implemented a Hazardous Materials Shipping Program to assist shippers conform to DOT regulations.

The International Air Transporters Association (IATA) regulates all domestic and international hazardous material shipping by air.  All shippers of hazardous materials must be trained and certified in the use of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations.  Training classes can be scheduled here or by calling Todd Becker at 515-2895.  Attendees are trained to:

  • Classify hazardous materials
  • Package hazardous materials
  • Correctly label all packaging
  • Complete all required documentation.

Shippers of infectious substances and biological materials may complete web-based training.

Each department should have at least one copy of the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations available for anyone shipping hazardous materials. Copies can be purchased