Hazardous Material Shipments

GET (General Employee Training):
General Information:

Materials and Transportation personnel perform domestic and international shipping activities associated with hazardous materials transported onsite and offsite. All activities are performed by personnel who have been trained for their respective transportation functions, as required by the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and International Air Transport Association (IATA). Shipments are made for the research and operations community, enabling collaborative research and business to be conducted with Ames Laboratory. 

Emergency notification of Hazardous Material incidents involving an Ames Laboratory vehicle (onsite/campus) should be made to: 515-294-3483.

Hazardous Materials are defined by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT). Instructions/definitions may be found in 49 CFR 173, pages preceding the shipping order form, IATA section 3, or by calling 4-4427.

Classifications: (subcategories)

Explosives (6) Flammable Solids (3) Corrosive Materials (3)
Flammable Gas (1) Spontaneously Comb.(1) Miscellaneous Materials
Non-Flammable Gas (1) Dangerous when wet (1)  
Poison Gas (4) Inhalation Hazards (4)  
Flammable Liquids (3) Infectious Substances (1)  
Combustible Liquid (1) Radioactive Material (9)  

Each person requesting the shipment of a material is responsible for assisting in the classification of the material from the above listed references before the material can be shipped.

Except for large/heavy shipments, all hazardous materials are shipped via Fedex.


Hazardous Materials Transportation Staff Directory:

Sallie Spencer

Phone: 515-294-4427 Fax: 515-294-3958

e-mail: salliespencer@ameslab.gov

152 Spedding Hall, ISU, Ames, IA., 50011-3020


 

Radiological Shipments & Receipts: contact:

Mike McGuigan, ESH&A

Phone: 515-294-7922 Fax: 515-294-2155

e-mail: mcguigan@ameslab.gov

G40 TASF, ISU, Ames, IA., 50011-3020


Hazardous Waste Shipments: (RCRA) contact:

Dan Kayser, ESH&A

Phone: 515-294-7923 Fax 515-294-2155

e-mail: kayser@ameslab.gov

G-40 TASF, ISU, Ames, IA., 50011-3020


External Web Resources:

Regulatory Updates - Federal Register

DOT Regulations - Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)