Campus Safety and Security

Transportation of Toxic and/or Hazardous Materials

Section: Campus Safety and Security Policies
Policy Name: Delivery of Toxic and/or Hazardous Materials
Policy Owner: Executive Vice President
Responsible University Office: Office of Campus and Public Safety
Origination Date: July 15, 1976
Revisions: June 1989; July 1, 2005
Legacy Policy Number: 5-09
  1. PURPOSETo minimize the exposure to and the handling of toxic chemicals and/or hazardous materials by University personnel.
  2. POLICYThe following procedures are established for receiving toxic and hazardous materials:
    1. Hazardous materials are not to be shipped to or from the General Receiving Department, located at the General Services Building. All shipments of hazardous materials, except radioactive materials, are to be delivered directly to the facility or department that placed the order. All orders and shipments of radioactive materials must follow the procedures under University Policy 7-9, Radioactive Material and Machines Capable of Producing Ionizing Radiation. All shipments of hazardous materials from campus must be prepared according to University Policy 7-43, Hazardous Materials Shipments/Transportation.
    2. Campus Delivery personnel are not permitted to transport hazardous materials on campus unless they have been certified by the Department of Occupational Health and Safety.
    3. Hazardous materials received in damaged cartons or otherwise obvious broken containers will be held in a secure manner by a responsible person. The Department of Occupational Health and Safety shall be notified to assess possible hazards.
    4. The ordering department is responsible for annotating on the purchase requisition the nature and toxicity of chemicals being ordered so that personnel handling such material can be aware of their contents.
    5. All containers of hazardous materials shall be opened and inspected by knowledgeable personnel in appropriate work areas.