University units that ship dangerous goods by air should review the regulation changes enacted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA) on January 1, 2021. Dangerous good impacted by the regulation changes include hazardous chemicals, infectious substances, dry ice and devices containing lithium batteries.
- For packages under 30 kg (or liters), the size of the UN numbers must be 1/4 inch in height.
- For packages equal to or greater than 30 kg (or liters), the size of the UN numbers must be 1/2 inch in height.
University personnel who ship dangerous goods (i.e., hazardous materials) are required to complete one of our various online courses or attend or our classroom (via Zoom) Shipping Hazardous Materials course prior to shipping any dangerous goods in commerce.
The full list of the most recent changes to the regulations for shipping dangerous goods by air can be found on the IATA website.
If you have any questions about any of these changes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org