How To

Ship Dangerous or Hazardous Goods Outside the U.S.

You may be in violation of Federal Law and create a public safety hazard if you ship dry ice, hazardous materials, or any other “Dangerous Goods” unless you have received specific training and the material is properly packaged and labeled. The training and certification must be repeated every two years.

  • To determine if your shipment may contain dangerous goods, and to determine appropriate training, use the Decision Tree: Is Your Shipment Regulated?

  • "Dangerous Goods" include, but are not limited to, materials that are flammable, combustible, corrosive, reactive, oxidizing, toxic, radioactive, infectious, asphyxiating, elevated in temperature, or compressed, including aerosol cans. Dry ice is also regulated.

  • If you are unsure whether your material is a "Dangerous Good" consult your MSDS, check with EH&S at 723-0448, and/or review the EH&S Hazmat Identifier Tool.