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Title: Shipping
Post by: Rennhack on Dec 28, 2003, 05:52
Lessons Learned: Shipping

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Title: Re: Shipping
Post by: housenuke on Mar 07, 2004, 08:57
Lesson learned by personnel experience:  never survey a box for shipment that has not been opened at your facility.  Know the contents of the box. The box in question was surveyed by two senior technicians for shipment.  When the box in question was received at next facility, dose rates were found to be higher than surveyed at the shipping facility.  Reason: snow/ice blew into the box over the winter. By the time it got to the receiving facility, the ice had melted and 2 places on the outside of the box were higher than surveyed.  It went from 0.3 mrem/hr (Limited Quantity) to 1.0 mrem/hr (LSA).  Not good.  So before you survey a package, know the contents and it will save everyone a lot of grief.
Title: Re: Shipping
Post by: alphadude on Mar 08, 2004, 12:20
hmmmm, who signed those papers?  some legal problems there!