Shipping Regulated Materials
The outbound shipment of biological, chemical, or radioactive materials is an activity that is regulated by both the U.S. Department of Transportation and the International Air Transportation Association. Research related transfers are also subject to other criteria and you may need to obtain a Materials Transfer Agreement before you ship.
EHS maintains a 24-hour emergency response service contract with ChemTrec on behalf of University entities for outgoing shipments of Dangerous Goods. Contact EHS for further instructions on how to use this emergency response service.
Shipping Biological Materials
Please notify the Biosafety Office when shipping biological materials by email or fax.
Shipping Hazardous Chemicals
The following link provides detailed information for labeling, packaging, and classification of outgoing hazardous materials.
Often you need to ship a chemical or chemical containing material in such small quantities that it is considered exempt or "Limited Quantity" and is therefore not subject to the complete burden of regulatory requirements. If you have questions about shipping chemicals, materials or equipment that contain chemicals, or preserved samples, contact the Environmental Health & Safety Department (303) 724-0345 or email either Jerman Lopez or Victor Martinez for assistance.
Shipping Radioactive Materials
Environmental Health and Safety provides assistance in completing the various requirements for shipping radioactive materials. State and Federal regulations require a set of specific packaging, labeling, marking, shipping papers, radiation measurements, and other precautions. For more information, please refer to section 3.2.9 of the UCD Radiation Safety Manual or contact the Radiation Safety Office at (303) 724-0345.