Shipping Dangerous Goods
Hazardous Materials and Dangerous Goods are materials that require special handling to ship because they pose an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property during transport. They come in many forms, including but not limited to:
- Hazardous chemicals
- Radioactive materials
- Infectious substances
- Compressed gases
- Biological samples on dry ice
- Lithium batteries
- Aerosol cans
Specific training is required by the Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) for shipping and, in some cases, receiving these products. Personnel in EHS and ORA have completed this training and are able to ship the products correctly. Please contact ORA to ship biological samples, infectious substances, or dry ice and EHS for all other hazardous materials. If you are unsure of the hazards of your material, contact EHS at 208-885-6524 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
- Shipping Services — EHS and ORA can pack, label, complete the paperwork and schedule pick up of the dangerous goods by an appropriate shipper.
- Requirements — To ship non-biological dangerous goods, contact EHS at least 10 business in advance. More time is preferred and remember to allow time for travel of the shipment. EHS will provide a worksheet to gather the necessary information for shipping the specific material(s). Complete it and email it back to EHS. An index number is required to cover the cost of shipping and supplies.
- Training — Training can be provided to designated personnel involved with shipping or receiving specific Dangerous Goods. ORA provides online training when shipping biological materials on/off dry ice and EHS can provide basic awareness training for individuals receiving packages of hazardous materials or dangerous goods.