The import, export and shipment of chemical, biological and radioactive material is highly regulated by federal and international agencies including:

  • International Air Transport Association (IATA)
  • U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
  • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
  • United States Postal Service (USPS)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA)
  • U.S. Department of Human and Health Services (HHS)
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Fish and Wildlife

Only trained shipping personnel are authorized to prepare packages and related shipping documents. EHS provides specialized shipper training for biological materials and dry ice, which enables laboratory and clinical personnel to initiate shipments of these materials. All other shipments of chemical and radiological materials must be completed by Environmental Health and Safety, unless otherwise directed by EHS.

DNA "drop and ship" guidelines and locations can be found:

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New York, NY 10065 Phone: (646) 962-7233 Fax: (646) 962-0288