DOT, IATA and NRC Requirements for Shipping Limited Quantity Radioactive Materials with Radiation Fundamentals

DOT, IATA and NRC Requirements for Shipping Limited Quantity Radioactive Materials with Radiation Fundamentals

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These questions must be answered before preparing packages of radioactive material for shipment.

• What is required to transport limited quantity of radioactive materials from one location to another?

• How much radioactivity can I ship in a single package?

• How do I package limited quantity radioactive material for shipping?

• Do I need to include a shipping paper?

• How do I label and mark my package?

• What are the allowable radiation levels from the package?

• Do I need special training in order to ship radioactive materials?

As someone involved in the shipment of radioactive material, it is your responsibility to assure that the material is properly packaged, declared, labeled, or prepared in accordance with governmental and industry regulations and requirements. This course has been designed to assure that students receive training in radiation fundamentals, general awareness of DOT’s HAZMAT regulations, function specific training concerning the preparation for movement of radioactive materials, general safety training, and security awareness training.

This course is intended to provide training to meet requirements specified in Title 49 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 172, Subpart H of the U.S. Department of Transportation, and regulations of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), Agreement States, and other governmental agencies. The responsibilities for HAZMAT safety are shared by everyone who handles HAZMAT shipments. Training is the best means of preventing hazardous material incidents and HAZMAT Safety begins with you! We hope you choose this course to meet the regulatory training requirements for understanding the rules for shipping radioactive materials.