25 Radioactive Materials Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety • total activity (dpm,µCi, mCi or Bq) • number of containers • telephone numbers or responsible person(s) • mode of transport • any special conditions (biological or chemical hazards or presence of dry ice) Off-Campus RAM Transfers Off campus transfers of RAM will necessitate shipment of the material using a commercial carrier or occur over public roadways and DOT regulations will apply. Transportation of RAM using an ISU or personal vehicle is not authorized without prior consent by EH&S. The PI’s laboratory is responsible for all costs associated with RAM shipments including packaging and carrier costs. Contact EH&S to initiate the process, the following information is required: • the name and phone number of the receiver’s RSO • the receiver’s full address a copy of the receiver’s RAM license • dates when the material will be moved • sending and receiving locations • radionuclide(s) being moved • chemical form of the radionuclide • total activity (dpm, μCi, mCi or Bq) • number of containers • telephone numbers or responsible person(s) • mode of transport • any special conditions (biological or chemical hazards or presence of dry ice) Shipments of RAM must be planned at least two weeks in advance to complete approvals, licensing, packaging, and shipping papers. Transportation of Radioactive Material Transportation of RAM on Public Roadways Transportation of radioactive material must be in accordance with ISU, IDPH, and DOT rules. EH&S must be notified before any shipments take place. Package Preparation All packaging used to transport RAMmust meet the performance criteria for the material being shipped. To assist in this process EH&S will: • Offer advice in selecting proper performance packaging. • Help determine the best mode of shipment.