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Air Transportation of Radioactive Materials

Course Length:

1 Day

Course Code:



RC-151, RC-153 or equivalent


49CFR172 Subpart H & IATA DGR Section 1.5

Audience Profile:

Radioactive shippers and shipping support involved in the air transportation (domestic or international) of radioactive material using the IATA Dangerous Goods Regulations for initial & recurrent training.

Course Description:

The RC-300 course is a comprehensive and introductory program tailored for individuals engaged in the transportation of radioactive materials by air. This course is designed to empower hazmat employees, with no prior exposure or recurrent training to the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods Regulations, to certify radioactive Class 7 material air and/or international shipments in full compliance with the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and the IATA dangerous goods air transportation regulations.

Skills Gained:

• Identify regulators who control the safe and secure transport of radioactive class 7 materials
• Determine when cargo is a hazardous material/dangerous good and which type
• Describe the air shipping quantity for a radioactive material
• Identify the primary hazard class, and any subsidiaries when more than one hazard is present
• Given a description of radioactive material, determine the proper shipping name
• Determine the class 7 radiation and contamination controls and limitations
• Identify the radioactive material communications required for an air shipment
• Describe any additional air transport requirements

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