[ RadSafe ] RE: UN2910 Labeling for EXEMPT Calibration Sources - YesorNo

roseb at gdls.com roseb at gdls.com
Wed Jul 22 12:37:43 CDT 2009


>You should be careful shipping your sealed sources as "instruments and 
Articles" as it requires a level of rigor that many sealed sources don't 
meet to qualify as an "instrument" under DOT.

What is your basis for this statement?  What "level of rigor" does DOT 
require for a sealed source to "qualify as an instrument" or article under 
DOT?  I have not seen DOT define what constitutes an instrument or article 
in its regulations.

The DOT statement is"... instruments OR articles" not "... instruments AND 

Also, Mr. McCarn did not state the origin or destination of the sources he 
inquired about and might be shipping.  Why are you assuming that he is 
shipping to or from within the borders of the US?


Boyd H. Rose, CM, CIH, CHMM
Sr. Safety and Environmental Engineering Specialist
Corporate Radiation Safety Officer
General Dynamics Land Systems
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