Effective January 10, 2011
New FedEx Express Requirements
On January 10, 2011 FedEx Express will begin requiring that all shipments of regulated chemicals be prepared using FedEx approved error checking software. The good news is this requirement will not impact shipments involving non-hazardous items on dry ice, exempt patient specimens, or Category B biological substances (UN3373). This change will only impact chemical shipments that require the red and white candy striped form (i.e. ethyl alcohol, Category A infectious substances). REM has purchased approved software and is ready for the FedEx Express January 10, 2011 deadline. Please contact Lanie Hazlewood to discuss the software requirements.
- Have you ever received the wrong chemical from a vendor and wanted to return it?
- Have you ever wanted to ship materials that exhibit the following characteristics?
- Organic peroxides
- Dry Ice (Solid CO2)
If you answered yes to any of the above questions and believe all you would need to do is package and ship these materials, you are mistaken. Materials that exhibit the above listed characteristics may be considered Hazardous Materials or Dangerous Goods by the United States Department of Transportation (DOT). These types of shipments must be prepared by trained individuals to ensure the proper required shipping documents, packaging, and labeling are used. There may also be special customs requirements for overseas shipments.
Be aware that some vendors using UPS may complicate the issue by sending a UPS call ticket with instruction to simply return shipments via UPS. This is unacceptable because Purdue University is not authorized by UPS to ship hazardous materials or dangerous goods.
The next time you need to ship dangerous goods contact Lanie Hazlewood at 49-67367 or email@example.com to assist and review the Hazardous Material Shipping Policy and Procedures for pre-shipment procedures. If you frequently need to ship these types of materials, you may consider receiving DOT training so you can ship these goods yourself. This free training is provided by REM and usually takes about two (2) hours. Please contact Lanie to schedule training, or to assist with any of your hazardous material shipping needs.