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11.2 Hazardous Materials Transportation Requirements

The following must be adhered to for all shipments involving hazardous materials:

  • All shipments of hazardous materials from the University must be prepared by a trained and Cornell University certified individuals. Anyone who classifies, packages, marks, or labels hazardous materials for shipment must be a trained and Cornell University certified individual.
  • Transport of hazardous materials by Cornell University members for University business requires the preparer and the driver to be trained and Cornell University certified. 
  • Shipments of hazardous materials received by Cornell University do not require a trained and Cornell University certified individual unless they help unload the truck.  
It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator or laboratory supervisor to ensure any employee working under their supervision who ships or prepare shipments of hazardous materials have received the proper training.

For any other questions, please email the Hazardous Materials Shipping Program Coordinator at or call 607-255-8200.