Hazardous Chemical Receiving-Environmental Health & Safety - Carnegie Mellon University

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Hazardous Chemical Receiving

In many cases, hazardous chemicals delivered by UPS, Fed Ex or similar companies are left in departmental administrative offices.  The US Department of Transportation considers that it is important for persons who receive hazardous material shipments to have some basic training in safe handling of these items and in steps to take if there is a leak or similar problem with the package. 

As a results, EH&S has prepared a very brief training module for people who may receive hazardous materials shipments.  It discusses the various descriptive labels that may be present, the hazards of each, and what to do in the event of a leak or other problem.  Please inform any applicable personnel of this module, located at: DOT Hazardous Materials Receiving.