Poisons Handling Requirements
Use all practicable means to minimize the spread of poisons
into the atmosphere during loading or unloading.
Load and unload away from public
necessary personnel to be present.
Do not permit the transportation of a Class A poison or an
irritating material if there is any interconnection between
Limit the number of packages of radioactive materials in a
vehicle so that the total transport index number, as
the labels of the individual packages, does not exceed 50.
The transport index of a package is the highest radiation dose
rate, in millirem per hour, at three feet from any accessible
external surface of the package.
or RADIOACTIVE YELLOW III labels must not be placed in a motor
vehicle or in any other place closer than the distances shown
in Figure 1-10, to any area which may be continuously occupied
by passengers, employees, animals or undeveloped film.
more than one of these packages is present, compute the
distance from Figure 1-11 based on the total transport index
number (determined by adding together the transport index
numbers on the labels of the individual packages). Where more
than one group of packages is present in any single location,
a single group may not have a total transport index greater
Each group of packages must be handled and stowed
not closer than 6 meters (20 feet), measured edge to edge, to
any other group.
Load shipments of low-specific activity materials to avoid
spilling and scattering loose materials.
Block and brace packages so that they cannot charge position
materials under exclusive-use conditions with radiation
detection instruments after each use.
Fixed and nonfixed
radiation should not exceed the standards listed in Section
173.443 and 177.843 of CFR 49 (these standards are not