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Dry Ice, Formaldehyde, Lithium Batteries, GMO's
Hazard Class 9:  Miscellaneous Hazards
Definition:  Chemicals which pose a hazard during transportation that is not one of the other eight hazard classifications.
Specific class 9 Materials include:
  • Dry Ice is a solidified gas which poses an asphyxiation risk when transported inside sealed vessels.  Thus it is regulated for transportation on airplanes and vessels , but not for ground transport.
  • Genetically Modified Organisms that don’t qualify as class 6.2 Infectious Substances.  The risk posed during transportation is an accidental release into the environment of the GMO.
  • Lithium Batteries which have started many fires.
  • Formaldehyde Solutions >10% but < 25% as Aviation Regulated Liquid because of its ability to prevent the flight crew from performing their duties.

    • Formalin (<10% formaldehyde) should be triple packaged with absorbent to prevent spills during shipping
Training:  All regulated shipments of miscellaneous hazard materials require the shipper to be trained.  Specific training is provided for several common  miscellaneous hazardous materials.
Shipping Options:
  • Become Trained - All shipments of Class 9 material require the shipper to be trained and certified.  EHS certifies all shippers at Cornell.  All training whether on-site or by an outside vendor, EHS must review training and issue a certificate of training.
  • Contact EHS - EHS has employees trained in the shipping of hazardous material and can ship your material for you (EH&S 607-255-8200).