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Dangerous goods

What are dangerous goods?

Dangerous goods is a collective term for substances and objects that, due to their chemical or physical properties, may cause injury to life or health or damage to the environment or property when being transported. For example, dangerous goods may possess explosive, combustible, toxic, radioactive or corrosive capabilities. Examples of dangerous goods in this context could be chemicals, gas or samples that could transmit infection.

The majority of the dangerous goods transports out of LiU and Region Östergötland are gas and chemical waste products. Also common are dangerous goods sent by air, for example biological samples on dry ice.


Routines and regulations 

Recipients of dangerous goods

Important to keep in mind for ALL who receive dangerous goods that the goods, eg gas bottles, chemicals, etc, are quickly taken care of and transported into buildings and further into locked premises (laboratory, workshop, chemical storage or equivalent) to avoid goods being left standing on loading docks and transhipment sites.

Dispatchers of dangerous goods

Dispatchers of dangerous goods must have sufficient knowledge of the applicable requirements and regulations!

For those who are going to send dangerous goods (other than harmless material on dry ice), it is required that the sender has undergone dangerous goods training to have sufficient knowledge of how the goods should be packaged, classified and labeled. At LiU, it is possible to attend dangerous goods training through the safety advisor, see below. 

In addition to correct packaging based on the classification of the goods and labeling with dangerous goods labels, a dangerous goods declaration and transport documentation are also required. Employees at LiU can receive help with all of this through the procured carrier YSDS, see the routines To send dangerous goods

Safety advisors at LiU or Region Östergötland can also provide help regarding the requirements for various dangerous goods transport, see information at the bottom of the page.


Specific regulation for especially sensitive products

Especially sensitive products (“strategiskt känsliga producer”) are handled in several parts of LiU. To prevent these products from falling into the wrong hands or being used incorrectly, the University shall actively work with non-proliferation and export control.

Export control is a control to prevent especially sensitive products, through export or provision to another state, from falling into the wrong hands or being used improperly. The control requirements apply to munitions and dual-use items (“produkter med dubbla användningsområden, PDA”) for example certain chemicals, technical equipment such as heat exchangers, pumps and valves, manuals and software or equipment for information security .

Prior to transport, the dispatcher therefore needs to determine whether the shipment/goods to be transported may constitute an especially sensitive product and whether an export permit is required. A document  "Basis for shipments" (”Underlag för försändelser” in Swedish) needs to be filled out before transport, see the links about Export control in the column to the right. The documentation must be saved together with other transport documents.

If the product or technology is subject to export control, it is required either to apply for an export permit or to notify the authority afterwards if a a general export permit has been used. An application for an export permit is made to the Inspectorate for Strategic Products or to the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority, depending on the product or technology to be exported, transferred, conveyed or transited.

For more information and links to document “Basis for shipments” and other authorities, see the column on the right.


To send dangerous goods

At LiU, there are two different carriers to choose from depending on the type of goods in question, this applies to all campuses, see routine To send dangerous goods


Chemcial waste that also is dangerous goods

Handling of hazardous waste at LiU (also University Hospital Campus) and transport of biological samples, see menues to the right.


Routines Region Östergötland

Instructions for management of dangerous goods and dangerous waste for employees at Region Östergötland can be found on the Region Östergötland intranet, the Safety Manual.


Safety Adviser

Operations such as transporting, loading, unloading or transferring dangerous goods to someone else for transport must be carried out with the help of one or several safety advisers.

The task of these safety advisers is to, as a representative of operational management responsibility, ensure that dangerous goods are dispatched and transported under the best possible safety conditions and that damage or injury in connection with these transports is prevented. In addition, safety advisers bear special responsibility for accident reporting and must establish an annual report on operations concerning dangerous goods.

For operations at LiU

The safety adviser for LiU is DGM Sverige ABContact laboriatroy safety coordinator Hanna Wessman if you have questions regarding hazardosu goods, that is not hazardous waste. 

Dangerous goods training at LiU

At LiU, according to an agreement with security advisor DGM Sverige AB, there is an opportunity to attend a digital dangerous goods training. More information about training and prices can be found in the information about the agreement Security advisory service for dangerous goods (available in Swedish; Säkerhetsrådgivartjänst  för farligt gods ) in LiU's agreement database TendSign on Liunet's purchasing & procurement pages (available in Swedish) Contact the coordinator Laboratory safety LiU with questions.

For operations at Region Östergötland

The safety adviser for Region Östergötland is Tekniska verken i Linköping AB, the contact persons are listed below.

Anna Dahl Sahlström+46 (0)13-20 81 15

If Anna is unavailable, please contact:
Liselott Myrbråten46 (0)13-20 80 43



SAMS - cooperation agreement between LiU and Region Östergötland

LiU and Region Östergötland have collaborated for an extended period of time on many issues concerning education, research and health and medical care operations. The SAMS Agreement of 2008 is aimed at creating an organisation for collaboration and joint decisions on issues connected to Work Environment, Environment and Safety (SAMS in Swedish).


How to order transport - liu

DHL: via DHL's booking portal. To get login information or if you have any questions, please contact Post and transport services at Facilities Support, LiU by phone +46 13-284080 or e-mail: post.husservice@liu.se

YSDS: Use the order form below as a basis. Contact YSDS by phone +46 10-106 00 50 or e-mail: order.swe@ysds.com (employees with LiU e-mail addresses only may order transport).

Form for ordering dangerous goods transportation


More information on dangerous goods

More information on Dangerous goods transportation from Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency (MSB)

Information on international regulations for dangerous goods  

Information on the Public Health Agency of Sweden (in Swedish) on how to pack biological material “Pack the sample correct”

Information on especially sensitive products, export control and dual-use products:

Information on especially sensitive products, export control and dual-use products at LiU in Swedish, link to document Basis for shipments" (”Underlag för försändelser available at Liunet

ISP, Inspectorate of Strategic Products 

Swedish Radiation Safety Authority

Regulation EU) 2021/821, control of exports, brokering, technical assistance, transit and transfer of dual-use items


Information on prices etc. for contracted carries can be found in the agreement Express deliveries dangerous goods transports (in Swedish), in LiU's contract database Tendsign (link to Tendsign is available on the Swedish website on Purchasing and Procurement at Liunet). 



Handling hazardous waste at LiU



Contact information

For LiU:
Hanna Wessman

coordinator laboratory safety;
phone: +46 13 281564

DGM Sverige AB, saftey advisor for LiU, support@dgm.se


For Region Östergötland:
customer support and service (fd FIXA): phone +46 10-103 60 00

webb for LiU by Vårdgivarwebbhttps://lioappl1.regionostergotland.se/Felanmalan/Webbanmalan/Login.aspx

webb for Region Östergötland stodservice.lio.se

(or via the County Council switchboard at +46(0)101030000)



Page manager: hanna.wessman@liu.se
Last updated: 2022-08-12