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Shipping Hazardous Materials / Dangerous Goods


Policy Statement
There is no formal policy statement for this topic however procedures and other information are provided below.
Reason for policy
The following policy is intended to ensure full regulatory compliance with all U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and International Air Transport Association (IATA) rules and regulations governing the shipment of hazardous materials and dangerous goods.
Procedures

All shipments of hazardous materials / dangerous goods must be coordinated through the Environmental Safety Division by contacting the Hazardous Materials Program:

https://esd.uga.edu/hazardous-materials

Guidelines for shipping are listed on the Environmental Safety Division website.  Please call the Hazardous Materials Program at (706) 713-2729 for more information  

Forms/Instructions
Additional contacts

Brian K. Adams

Hazardous Materials Manager

706-713-2729

Policy definitions
Hazardous Material / Dangerous Goods:   Hazardous materials and dangerous goods include those materials which may pose a threat to human health, public safety or the environment if released during the course of transportation.  Examples include but are not limited to explosives, gasses, flammable liquids, flammable solids, oxidizers, toxic substances, radioactive materials, corrosives and miscellaneous substances.
Responsibilities

Responsible University Senior Administrator: Vice President for Finance & Administration

 

Responsible University Administrator:Associate Vice President for Environmental Safety

 

          Policy Owner:Environmental Safety Division - Hazardous Materials Program

 

          Policy Contact:Brian K. Adams

 

          Phone Number: 706-713-2729

 

          Responsibilities: 

Record Retention
All hazardous materials / dangerous goods shipping records are maintained by the Environmental Safety Division – Hazardous Materials Program in accordance with the Board of Regents Record Retention Policy
Policy Appendices