Transportation Safety

Several safety topics are gathered together to form a safety category called Transportation Safety. Those safety topics are listed below along with detail regarding each Transportation Safety topic. 

Commercial Motor Vehicle Program

The University has developed a Commercial Motor Vehicle Program (137 kb, pdf) in order to meet Department of Transportation regulations regarding University owned vehicles which meet certain weight, use, and capacity criteria. Examples include employees who operate large dumptrucks at the University Power Plant or if an employee were responsible for operating a large passenger bus. Risk Management and Safety is responsible for conducting checks of employees motor vehicle records if they could potentially operate a commercial motor vehicle. The Transportation Services Department ensures that commercial motor vehicle drivers are trained and that their vehicles are maintained. 

Shipping Hazardous Materials 

Hazardous Materials are generally defined as any substance that could adversely affect the safety of the public, handlers, or carriers during transportation. Hazardous material regulations apply to commercial products, chemical mixtures, newly synthesized compounds, and items contaminated with hazardous substances. Risk Management and Safety department personnel are available to provide guidance regarding shipping regulations. That process can begin by completing this Hazardous materials shipping request form (109 kb, pdf) at least 72 hours before the material must be shipped. Additional detail can be found in the University of Notre Dame Hazardous Material / Dangerous Goods Shipping Policy (102 kb, pdf)

Golf Carts

Details regarding golf cart rental can be found at Transportation Services website. Golf cart training is required of everyone who operates a golf cart on campus. This training can be completed in complyND by assigning a course titled "RMS - Motorized Off - Road Vehicle Safety Course - 2015".