Shipping Hazardous Materials / Dangerous Goods
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
All shipments of hazardous materials / dangerous goods must be coordinated through
the Environmental Safety Division by contacting the Hazardous Materials Program:
Guidelines for shipping are listed on the Environmental Safety Division website. Please call the Hazardous Materials Program at (706) 713-2729 for more
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.
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