Risk Management & Safety

The shipment of hazardous materials is regulated by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) as specified in 49CFR. Hazardous materials may be chemical, biological or radioactive in nature. Employees who offer hazardous materials of any type must be properly trained to do so. Training is offered at no charge to UNLV faculty and staff if it is applicable to the individual job responsibility. For more information, please see the campus' DOT Security Plan or the The Hazardous Materials Shipping and Transportation Training manual.

General Hazardous Materials

The information listed on this page should only be used by employees who have attended and successfully completed the appropriate training courses. The information contained in the manual below describes shipping and transportation of hazardous materials and dangerous goods as required by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) and the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

The Hazardous Materials Shipping and Transportation Training manual does not include information regarding the shipping or transportation of infectious material or radioactive materials.

Infectious Substances

Transportation of Infectous Substances by vehicle only require the additional information forms and labels below, as outlined in the Infectous Substance Class 6.2 manual, in addition to information contained in the manual.

Radioactive Materials

The transportation and shipping of radioactive materials is managed by the Risk Management & Safety Radiological Safety Office. Please contact the Radiological Safety Officer at (702) 895-4419 to coordinate shipment of this type of material.

This document was last modified on August 25, 2010.