Hazardous Materials Shipping

EHS prepares and assists in all shipment or transportation of hazardous materials.  Chemicals, biological materials, and radioactive materials can be regulated.

Defining a sample as a hazardous material is independent of the quantity or amount of chemical; even 1mL quantities of certain solvents are regulated.  Batteries, aerosol cans, and dry-ice (when carried via aircraft) are regulated.

Shipping and transportation of hazardous materials related to Princeton University are regulated by the US Department of Transportation (DOT) or by the International Air Transportation Authority (IATA). 

Hazardous materials are designated as hazardous under 49 U.S.C. 5103, federal hazardous materials transportation law.  Contact EHS if you are unsure if your material is regulated or need assistance in shipping or transporting samples.

Complete the Hazardous Materials Shipment Request Form found in the 'Resources' section above to begin the process.