Radioactive material, surface contaminated objects (SCO)

  • Radioactive material, surface contaminated objects (SCO-I)
  • Radioactive material, surface contaminated objects (SCO-II)
Formula
Not applicable
Description
Generic DOT (UN) entry.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
UN (DOT)
2913
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA

Properties.

Hazards and Protection.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Do not touch damaged packages or spilled material. Cover liquid spill with sand, earth or other noncombustible absorbent material. Cover powder spill with plastic sheet or tarp to minimize spreading. 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
Minimal risk if packaging remains intact. Package damage can result in a measurable release of radiation -- hazard will vary from low to moderate.
   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
2913
Response guide
Hazard class
7