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Categories of Materials

“Hazardous” Materials (examples) – Use e-Ship Global (e-Ship Global is the U-M’s preferred resource for shipping hazardous materials.)

o Pathogens
o Items Shipped with Dry Ice

Important: Before you ship, it is important to consider the type(s) of materials you plan to send:

Non Hazardous Material Items (examples) – use UPS Campus Ship

o Regular Letters
o Standard Packages
o Standard Parcels

Items that CAN NOT be shipped using e-Ship Global? (examples)

Explosive Shipments (DOT Class 1)
Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Hazardous Materials Management - (734) 763-4568

Radioactive Shipments (DOT Class 7)
Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Radiation Safety Services - (734) 764-6200

Hazardous Chemical Shipments
Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Hazardous Materials Management - (734) 763-4568

Live Animal Shipments
ULAM – Rodent Health Surveillance - (734) 936-1699

Infectious Substances Category A
Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) – Biological Safety - (734) 647-1143

Lithium Battery Shipments
EHS Hazardous Materials Management - (734) 763-4568

What if I’m not sure?

For questions and support, send an email to shipping@umich.edu or call (734) 763-8786 to speak directly with a shipping consultant.