Research Safety

Transport and Shipping of Biological Materials and Dry Ice

Shipment of hazardous research materials is regulated by the Department of Transportation and its branch The Federal Aviation Administration. FAA requires that anyone who ships hazardous materials, including dry ice, be trained to properly pack, mark, and manifest hazardous materials in a way that is compliant with the regulations. Serious fines can result if a package of hazardous materials is not declared on the shipping papers and marking/labeling on the parcel. OSEH provides guidance on this area of regulatory compliance and certain training services, mainly geared toward the shipping of biological hazards.

Biologics Shipping & Receipt

Biological Material Transport on U-M Campus
Public transportation (e.g., U-M or City of Ann Arbor buses, private taxis, etc. must not be used for transport of biological materials. A Bio Research Shuttle is available to transport biological specimens. This is not a courier service; you must board the shuttle with your properly packaged specimens.

Related Shipping Information

Training Available

If chemically hazardous materials need to be shipped by a research organization on campus, OSEH should be contacted to provide a risk assessment and consultative services on the regulatory requirements.