The import, export, and shipment of chemicals, biological materials, and radioactive materials are highly regulated by federal and international agencies including:

  • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
  • U.S. Department of Human and Health Services (HHS)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife

Only trained shipping personnel are authorized to prepare packages and related shipping documents. EHS provides specialized shipper training for biological materials and dry ice which enables laboratory and clinical personnel to initiate shipments of these materials. All other shipments of chemical and radiological materials must be completed by Environmental Health and Safety unless otherwise directed by EHS.