New Rules for Hazardous Material Shippers
The Department of Transportation (DOT) has a new regulatory requirement regarding an emergency response telephone number for hazardous material shipping documents. Effective October 1, 2010 these documents must include the name or contractual number of the person registered with the emergency response provider. Purdue University currently uses ChemTrec to provide emergency response services for hazardous material shipments. The ChemTrec contract number for the West Lafayette campus is CCN18143. Contact REM from regional campus contract numbers. The emergency response phone number for shipments within the United States is (800) 424-9300. The emergency response number for shipments outside of the United States is (703) 527-3887.
To ensure compliance with the new regulatory requirements:
- Enter “ChemTrec provides emergency response services (CCN18143)” in a prominent place on the shipping paper.
- For air shipments, the recommended location is the “Additional Handling Information” section on the shipper’s declaration.
- The emergency phone number must include the area code and country code for international shipments (i.e. 00+703-527-3887).
- Fax a copy of the shipping documents and material safety data sheets (MSDS) to ChemTrec prior to the shipment leaving campus.
Do You Need
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Training?
- Do you ship any of the following by UPS, FedEx, US Mail, or other carrier?
Do you prepare shipping papers (Bill of Lading, FedEx/UPS forms, etc.) for shipments any of the above listed items?
Do you package or label any of the above listed items for shipment?
Do you load packages of any of the above listed items onto transport vehicles in connection with shipments leaving campus?
Do you unload packages of any of the above listed items from transport vehicles in connection with shipments entering campus?
- Animal or human tissue or fluid samples that are known to contain an infectious disease or pathogen.
- Materials that contain an infectious disease or pathogen.
- Chemicals or materials that are combustible, flammable, corrosive, toxic, oxidizing, pyrophoric, water reactive, or explosive.
- Compressed gas cylinders (even if empty).
- Samples in dry ice or liquid nitrogen.
- Radioactive chemicals or materials.
If you answered 'YES' to any of the above questions, DOT requires that you receive training.
We Can HELP!
Radiological and Environmental Management provides DOT training. If you answered yes to any of the above questions or if you are not sure if you need training, please contact Lanie Hazlewood, Hazardous Materials Program Coordinator at 49-67367 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. The goal of this service is to help provide safe, compliant, and timely shipment of DOT hazardous materials.