Transportation of hazardous materials is highly regulated by the Department of Transportation (DOT), the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) due to security issues and the severity of impact from releases of hazardous materials in public highly trafficked environments.
Transportation of hazardous materials upon a person, or within baggage, on commercial aircraft is forbidden. Carefully review all TSA guidelines before travel by air.
Transportation of hazardous materials on public highways is also regulated; however, Materials of Trade (MOT) regulations minimize many of the requirements upon transportation of dangerous goods when in support of normal business operations – these apply when shipping is not the business’s core function.
Quantity and training requirements must be satisfied to maintain compliance with the MOT regulation.
Transportation of hazardous materials upon university property also falls under certain regulatory requirements, in addition to prudent best practices for ensuring the safety of faculty, staff, and students.
The following guidelines and resource links have been provided to aid in the safe transportation of hazardous materials within the scope of university operations: