[ RadSafe ] UN2910 Labeling for EXEMPT Calibration Sources - Yes orNo

Kulp, Jeffrey B kulpjb at wsu.edu
Wed Jul 22 10:31:58 CDT 2009


	If you are shipping materials outside the US (or inside the US by commercial air carrier), you will be subject to IATA regs. The UN-2911 nomenclature is a little bit different. It breaks up DOT's "Instruments and Articles" to either "Instruments" or "Articles". Also, IATA has exemptions/additional requirements for different countries. You have to be mindful of them when labeling and marking packages. 

Good Luck,

Jeff Kulp
Washington State University
Radiation Safety Office
Pullman, WA 99164-1302
(509) 335-8175

-----Original Message-----
From: radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl [mailto:radsafe-bounces at radlab.nl] On Behalf Of Dan W McCarn
Sent: Wednesday, July 22, 2009 6:49 AM
To: radsafe at radlab.nl
Cc: sales at spectrumtechniques.com
Subject: [ RadSafe ] UN2910 Labeling for EXEMPT Calibration Sources - Yes orNo

Dear Group:


As I understand it, exempt calibration sources are covered under the UN2910
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 ii


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