Last Revised: May 07, 2024

Dangerous Goods Declaration form must accompany the shipment for all Infectious Substances, Category A, and most chemical shipments. Penn employees are encouraged to use Velocity EHS as the emergency contact on the Dangerous Goods Declaration.

All Dangerous Goods Declarations MUST be approved by EHRS prior to shipment.

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Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods

Some shipments of Dangerous Goods require the completion of a Shipper’s Declaration. This will be complete in eShip@Penn®.

EHRS must review and approve such shipments, including the Shipper’s Declaration, BEFORE the material is shipped.

A 24 hr emergency contact number must be included on each Shipper’s Declaration. Penn contracts with Velocity EHS for this service.

Velocity EHS (Formerly ChemTel)

Velocity EHS is a 24-hour hazardous materials communication service.

Velocity EHS provides emergency response information to emergency personnel when an incident occurs during shipment of hazardous materials and Dangerous Goods.

This service can be used for shipments of chemical, biological, and radioactive materials and there is NO CHARGE for University staff that are using this service.  EHRS maintains the account and pays all fees associated with the account.

Velocity EHS Emergency Response 24-hr telephone number:

1-800-255-3924 (1+813-248-0585 international). Contract#: MIS5858352

  • This emergency phone number MUST be provided for any regulated shipments of Dangerous Goods that require the use of a Shipper’s Declaration.  This is required by USDOT and IATA regulations.
  • If you are using eShip@Penn®, then the correct phone number and account number will be automatically printed on the Shipper’s Declaration.  If you are using a different shipping platform then the phone number and account number listed above must be entered manually.
  • Copies of the Safety Data Sheet (SDS) or the Bill of Lading (BOL)/Dangerous Goods Declaration (DGD) can be forwarded to Velocity EHS using the email addresses listed below:

To forward documents to Velocity EHS use: Emergency Response Services SDS email

Please reference our contract # in the email (Contract#: MIS5858352)