Radioactive material, Type A package

Formula
Not applicable
Description
Generic DOT (UN) entry.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
UN (DOT)
2915
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA

Properties.

Hazards and Protection.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) and structural firefighters' protective clothing will provide adequate protection against internal radiation exposure, but not external radiation exposure.
Small spills/leaks
Do not touch damaged packages or spilled material. Damp surfaces on undamaged or slightly damaged packages are seldom an indication of packaging failure. Most packaging for liquid content have inner containers and/or inner absorbent materials. Cover liquid spill with sand, earth or other noncombustible absorbent material. Contact radiation safety officer.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Presence of radioactive material will not influence the fire control processes and should not influence selection of techniques. Small Fires: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, water spray or regular foam. Large Fires: Water spray, fog (flooding amounts).
Fire potential
May burn but does not ignite readily.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See Inhalation.
   Inhalation
Radiation presents minimal risk for un damaged packages. Contents of damaged packages may cause higher external radiation exposure, or both external and internal radiation exposure if contents are released. Note labeling to assess degree of potential exposure.
   Skin
See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Medical problems take priority over radiological concerns. Use first aid treatment according to the nature of the injury. Do not delay care and transport of a seriously injured person.
   Inhalation
Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult. See Ingestion.
   Skin
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. See Ingestion.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. See Ingestion.

Transport.
UN number
2915
Response guide
Hazard class
7