How do I know if my shipment is regulated?


A hazardous material may be any Biological, Chemical, Gas, or Radioactive material which is defined as being hazardous according to the Department of Transportation (DOT) and/or the International Air Transport Association (IATA).  The information for identifying/classifying hazardous materials can be found in the DOT Hazardous Materials Table or in the current IATA List of Dangerous Goods. Each material should be reviewed, identified, and classified on a case by case basis, as the IATA and DOT lists are quite extensive.

If identified as a regulated hazardous material/substance and a first time shipment, prior to shipping, make sure that a copy of the MSDS/SDS is forwarded to EHS Hazardous Materials Shipping for entry into the Chemtrec Database.

Contact Marianna Wood by e-mail mgswood@tamu.edu or phone (979) 845-4889 or call EHS at (979) 845-2132 for assistance.