Shipping Hazardous Materials

The Office of Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) is available to assist faculty, staff, and students who make hazardous material shipments. OEHS can provide training and guidance that will help ensure hazardous material shipments arrive at their destination in the safest way possible.

OEHS has developed the following reference materials to assist UNH researchers in the shipment of hazardous materials:

Shipment of Research Compounds

When shipping laboratory synthesized chemicals, such as for analytical analysis or to share with a research collaborator,  request approval by filling out this chemical identification form. OEHS will review the form and then forward a protocol for packaging and shipping the material.

Shipment of Reearch Compounds

Classification Guide for Infectious Substances

This flow chart helps determine if a material is exempt, an infectious substance or a Category B biological substance.

Classification Guide for Infectious Substances

Guidelines for Shipments of Ethanol Solutions by Air

Refer to these guidelines when making shipments by air where inner packages contain 30 mL or less of solutions of ethanol between 55-100%.

Guidelines for Shipments of Ethanol Solutions by Air

UNH Guide to Shipping with Dry Ice

The UNH Guide to Shipping with Dry Ice is designed to assist researchers shipping non-hazardous materials that are refrigerated with dry ice. To become certified to ship dry ice at UNH, follow instructions in this guide.

UNH Guide to Shipping with Dry Ice

UNH Guidelines for Shipment of Formaldehyde Solutions by Air

Refer to this guide when shipping formaldehyde in solutions of 10% or less.

UNH Guidelines for Shipment of Formaldehyde Solutions by Air

UNH Guide for Shipment of Infectious Substances

The UNH Guide for Shipment of Infectious Substances is designed to assist researchers shipping potentially infectious biological materials. Users of this guide are required to attend training, please contact the Laboratory Safety Officer at 862-5038 to schedule training.

UNH Guide for Shipment of Infectious Substances

UNH Shipment of Hazardous Materials Manual

The UNH Shipment of Hazardous Materials Manual offers guidance to UNH researchers shipping any hazardous material other than biological materials and dry ice. EHS does not offer certification for general hazardous materials shipping, but provides shipping expertise to those who request it. Use this manual to begin the process of shipping hazardous materials with assistance from EHS.

UNH Shipment of Hazardous Materials Manual

UNH Toxic Substances Control Act Compliance Guide

This guide describes requirements for domestic shipments and imports of newly synthesized research compounds. It also describes requirements for exports of certain compounds and reporting requirements for allegations of adverse reactions to research and development compounds.

UNH Toxic Substances Control Act Compliance Guide

View Hazardous Materials Management Knowledge Base

The Knowledge Base contains forms, instruction and training material, minutes, policies, tools and other resources to support your research efforts by topic area.


Contact Information

Andy Glode
Phone: (603) 862-5038
Email: andy.glode@unh.edu