Issuance Date: 12/01/1992
Issuing Office: Material Support Services
Material Distribution adheres to safety policies when handling hazardous and restricted material. Compliance with current Federal, State and University regulatory directives. Ref. Code of Federal Regulations Title 49- Transportation, parts 100-199.
Material Distribution is responsible for receipt and transportation of hazardous and restricted material to campus users. Material in this category can be classified into the following: radioactive material, Drugs, explosives (class A-B and C), flammable liquid, combustible liquid, flammable solids, oxidizers, compressed gases, poisons (class A and B), irritant material (formerly class C poison), etiologic agent, and cryogenic material.
A. Radioactive Material
Material Distribution receives all incoming radioactive material, processes and holds for daily pick up by Environment, Health, and Safety Office for disposition.
Receiving personnel involved in handling or transporting radioactive material are issued radioactive dosimetry equipment. The Radiation Safety Officer furnishes the Receiving Manager a periodic Dosimetry Report listing personnel and level of exposure, if any.
Special attention is given to the receipt, handling and delivery of drugs/controlled substances.
Incoming drug orders are logged and a four part Controlled Substance delivery form is attached to packages. UCSD Campus packages are delivered to UCSD Mail Services and UCSD Medical Center packages are delivered to the UCSD Medical Center Pharmacy for disposition. Departments are notified when/where to pick up items.
When transporting explosives to or from campus, vehicles are specifically marked to conform to Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations.