Hazardous Materials Transportation

The Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates hazardous materials transportation. A hazardous material is a substance that is capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety and property when being transported. Hazardous materials that are intended for transportation on or off campus MUST be shipped by individuals that are trained in DOT regulations. Please refer to the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) of the material you want to ship to verify what hazards, if any, your material may possess. Materials that are not considered to be hazardous by the DOT do not have to follow the DOT regulations. Packages must not be transported using any means of public or personal transportation. There are size limits for individual packages based on the hazard class and packing group of the material. Please contact EHSO for information on the quantity limits of your hazardous material.

Please contact EHSO with shipping questions.

Materials of Trade (MOTs) are hazardous materials that are transported by Emory employees to directly support business purposes. EHSO oversees the transportation of hazardous materials and provides training on MOTs. EHSO will also advise personnel on the quantity limits and packaging, marking, and labeling requirements.