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.