NSLS ESH Highlight #14
Transport of Hazardous and Radioactive Materials To, From and Within BNL
Date: January 29, 1999
Editor: A. Ackerman, N. Gmür, M. O'Brien
- All chemicals as well as other hazardous or radioactive materials must be listed
in detail on NSLS Experimental Safety Approval Forms. You will be informed if any
chemicals require barcoding by the Chemical Management System (CMS) or if any special
handling will be required.
- Packaging, labeling and transport of chemicals and hazardous materials to Brookhaven
National Laboratory (BNL) must be done strictly according to Department of
Transportation regulations. Contact your institutions Safety Office for guidance.
Shipping of chemicals and hazardous materials from BNL must be done through
BNLs Shipping Division and a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) must accompany each
- If you have additional questions as to what constitutes a hazard OR if you know you are
bringing material of significant hazard, contact Andrew Ackerman (516-344-5431; firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Weilandics (516-344-2593; email@example.com) well in advance of your arrival to
determine agreed upon procedures while at the NSLS. Lack of approved procedures could
result in postponement of your experiment.
- Transport of ANY radioactive material to, from and within BNL must be done
through the BNL Isotopes & Special Materials Group. You are not allowed to
transport these materials in your private vehicles or suitcases. Contact I&SM at least
2 weeks in advance of your arrival at BNL: 516-344-5233. Federal law 49CFR170-180 governs
transport of hazardous materials to and from BNL.
- As a DOE-operated institution, BNL falls under the Price Anderson Amendment Act (PAAA).
We must therefore follow the regulations set out in the Code of Federal Regulations
10CFR835, "Occupational Radiation Protection". Not following these regulations
makes BNL or an individual liable for civil and/or criminal penalties.
- When legally transporting any scientific equipment or samples, you should always carry
information on your institutions letterhead stationary describing the equipment or
samples and what hazards they may pose to other individuals, if any. Presenting such
information up front at airport terminals, for example, will make your travels