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Shipping Hazardous Materials/Dangerous Goods

Environmental Safety

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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.



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 information



Hazardous Materials Shipping General Information


Additional contacts

Brian K. Adams

Hazardous Materials Manager



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.


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

How To Comply With Federal Hazardous Materials Regulations




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

Date Issued: 06/13/2016

Last Reviewed/Updated: