Hazardous materials are those materials that are considered to be hazardous by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), Argonne National Laboratory, and the U. S. Department of Energy.Consult your CAT Safety Coordinator or the AES ES&H Coordinator if you are not sure whether the material in question is in this category.Shipments of small quantities of some materialsmay qualify for an exemption from DOT requirements.Your home institution or CAT can help you determine whether your shipment qualifies.The application of the DOT Small Quantity Exception to Hazardous Material Transport by APS Users on the ANL Site is explained in the APS Policies & Procedures for Hazardous Materials Transport. For information about air shipments of cryopreserved biological samples in dry-shippers please refer to APS Policies & Procedures for Hazardous Materials Transport.
NOTE: Any material that is radioactive, including naturally occurring radioactive compounds, may not be brought or shipped to the APS without prior approval of the APS. Please contact your Beamline representative or the APS User Safety Program if you have any questions.
The links below can be used to help determine if the material you wish to ship to/from the APS is considered hazardous.
Please contact the APS User Safety Program if you have any questions or can not access the internal links
Reviewed and Updated: March 5, 2019