Dry Ice Shipping Label Update

Dry Ice Shipping Label Update

In 2011, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) introduced changes to the design of the Class 9 miscellaneous hazard label in 49 CFR 172.446. These hazardous material label design changes correspond with the United Nations Recommendations on the Transport of Dangerous Goods. Label changes apply to all shippers who ship dry ice or class 9 hazardous materials.

EH&S has supplied updated labels since 2011 when the DOT first introduced changes. All shippers are required to use the new label format as of October 1, 2014. Please check any old label stock you or your department may have. Please keep in mind that anyone shipping hazardous materials, including dry ice, must have the appropriate safety training and certification.

For further information, please see Dry Ice Shipping Label Change.

If you have any questions, please contact ehs@harvard.edu.

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