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.
- Transporting (Hand-Carry) Biological Materials Between Laboratories and Buildings
- Transport in University Owned Vehicle
- Transport by Contracted Carrier
- Transport Packaging and Training Requirements
Related Shipping Information
- Category B Shipping Quick Reference and Shipping Labels
- Do I Need An Import Permit?
- Exempt Unregulated Shipping Quick Reference and Shipping Labels
- Genetically Modified Shipping Quick Reference and Shipping Labels
- Hazardous Shipping Compliance Reminder from the Provost Office
- Shipping with Chemical Preservatives
- UN Certified Biological Shipping Systems Available
- Excepted Quantities Label
- 2014 - New Requirements for Shipping Dry Ice Packages
- Biological Substances Catetory B
- Dry Ice Shipping
- Dry Ice Shipping Review
- 2016 Dry Ice Checklist
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.