[ RadSafe ] Re: UN2910 Labeling for EXEMPT Calibration Sources - Yes or No
roseb at gdls.com
roseb at gdls.com
Wed Jul 22 09:55:09 CDT 2009
>As I understand it, exempt calibration sources are covered under the
UN2910 labeling guidelines; is this correct? Or are they exempt from
labeling as well?
If the sources are sealed sources (i.e. button, electroplated, etc.) and
are normal form, they should be shipped UN 2911. If the sources are in
liquid, powder, gas, or other readily dispersible form, they should be
shipped as UN2910.
Sealed sources can be shipped as "Radioactive material, excepted package -
instruments or articles - UN2911". Dispersible sources can be shipped as
"Radioactive material, excepted package - limited quantity of material -
UN2910". The packages must meet all of the applicable quantity (A1 & A2)
limits, package dose rate and surface contamination limits, marking, and
additional labelling requirements of IATA, IMDG, USDOT, USPS, other
applicable national or international dangerous goods / hazardous materials
transportation regulations, and the dangerous goods / hazardous materials
trade / tariff requirements of the transporter (i.e. DHL, FedEx, UPS,
etc.) depending on the mode of shipment (could be multiple modes such as
air and highway) or transport and where the packages are being shipped.
>So? being exempt, do they require labeling?
The materials at minimum require marking in order to declare them as
dangerous goods or hazardous materials. An exemption of a source due to
its quantity under one set of regulations (i.e. 10CFR) does not exempt the
same source from the requirements of other regulations and rules(i.e.
IATA, IMDG, USDOT, USPS, DHL, FedEx, UPS, etc.)
Also, as Bill Lipton stated, the various transportation regulations
require hazardous materials employees to be trained in accordance with
those regulations prior to their performing a transportation function
(i.e. packaging, marking, and labeling packages, preparing shipping
papers, declaring packages, loading / unloading packages, placarding,
etc.) If you do not have the requisite training in transportation of
dangerous goods / hazardous materials, you should obtain the assistance of
or refer the shipment of the sources to a person who has the appropriate
competency in this area.
Boyd H. Rose, CM, CIH, CHMM
Sr. Safety and Environmental Engineering Specialist
Corporate Radiation Safety Officer
General Dynamics Land Systems
38500 Mound Road
Mail Zone 436-10-75
Sterling Heights , MI 48310-3269
Tel: 586 825 4503
Fax: 586 825 4015
E-mail: roseb at gdls.com
Dan W McCarn <hotgreenchile at gmail.com>
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07/22/2009 09:49 AM
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sales at spectrumtechniques.com
[ RadSafe ] UN2910 Labeling for EXEMPT Calibration Sources - Yes or No
As I understand it, exempt calibration sources are covered under the
labeling guidelines; is this correct? Or are they exempt from labeling as
I was just informed that one shipping company does not handle any material
labeled as UN2910.
The sources are labeled on the Spectrum Techniques invoice as CALIBRATION
The activities are as follows:
1.0 uCi Ba-133 ..
1.0 uCi Cd-109 ..
1.0 uCi Co-57 ..
0.1 uCi Cs-137 .. (note that this is the new exempt standard for Cs-137)
1.0 uCi Mn-54 ..
1.0 uCi Na-22 ..
1.0 uCi Co-60 ..
1.0 uCi Zn-65 ..
So? being exempt, do they require labeling?
Dan W McCarn, Geologist
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