Radioactive Material Shipping and Transportation

Radioactive Material Shipping

Shipping radioactive samples to a colleague across the county? EH&S will assist you with the packaging and documentation of your radioactive material. Send us your list of materials and we’ll prepare the appropriate shipping containers and documentation. EH&S ships via only licensed and approved hazardous materials shippers such as Federal Express or Airborne Express. There is no EH&S charge for this service- the only cost you pay is the shipper’s charge. Call 476-1771 to arrange radioactive shipping.

Radioactive Material Transportation

Most radioactive material at UCSF has a very low activity and a low risk factor. Many quantities are even exempt from regulation. However, if you are planning on transferring radioactive material to another site in the local area, its always a good idea to check with EH&S for transporting guidance. EH&S offers a radioactive material transportation service between authorized UCSF radioactive use facilities that complies with DOT regulations. Simply provide us with a list of materials that you are moving and then bring the material down to the EH&S office at your location. We’ll make sure that it is properly packaged and deliver it to your specified destination the same day. Call 476-1771 to arrange radioactive transportation.

EHS Categories

Radiation Safety