Transfer, Transport, and Shipping
The following are means by which infectious substances may be legally transported within and around the University. The Department of Transportation (DOT) Hazardous Material Regulations (49 CFR Parts 171-180) regulate the movement of Division 6.2 Infectious Substances when carriage is considered to be “in commerce”.
- Transport in Personal or University Vehicle
- Transport by Contracted Courier
- Transport (Hand-Carry) between University Labs or Buildings through Public Areas
- Shipping Biological Materials (Contact Health, Safety, and Risk Management [email protected] or (612) 626-6002 )
Under NO circumstances may public transportation (e.g., UMN buses or shuttles, Twin Cities buses, private taxis, Light Rail Transportation (LRT), etc.) be used for transport of hazardous materials.