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Biosafety: Will the project involve biological agents, recombinant DNA, and chemicals that elicit a biological response?
Lab Safety: Will the research involve chemicals in a laboratory?
Radiation Safety: Will the research involve work with radioactive materials? (e.g., lasers, x-rays, machine produced radiation, etc.)
Will you be shipping any chemicals, radioactive materials, biological materials?
- The shipment of chemicals, radioactive materials, and biological materials by air, ground or sea must comply with Department of Transportation (“DOT”) regulations, International Air Transport Association (“IATA”) guidelines and/or maritime law. Transporting certain materials may require import/export permits or other documentation from federal agencies including, US Border Protection and Customs, FDA, USDA/APHIS, Fish and Wildlife, and CDC.
- EH&S assists laboratory researchers with managing shipments and transportation of these dangerous goods. More resources can be found at https://ehs.wisc.edu/labs-research/hazmat-shipping-and-transportation/
- For shipments that include animal, plant, insect, or cell specimens or other general inquiries, contact ….
- For importing and exporting goods, UW Madison follows the Importing and Exporting Goods and Services policy.