Required labels shall also provide sufficient information to permit individuals handling, using, or working in the
vicinity of the labeled material to take appropriate actions to control exposures [see 835.605]. The following
information should be included on radioactive material labels, to the extent appropriate to the radiological hazard
created by the material and the education, training, and skills of the individuals who may be exposed to the hazards:
Nature of material (e.g., sealed radioactive source, contaminated component, activated target)
Total quantity of radioactive material (in subunits or multiple units of curies)
Name of surveyor
Date of survey
If an item is too small to be labeled with all of the desired information, the label should be applied to the device or
storage location with sufficient information available to trace the item to the appropriate label.
If a label is applied to packaged radioactive material, the label should be applied to the outside of the package or be
visible through the package.
Radioactive materials and containers should be labeled in accordance with Table 4-1.
Table 4-1 Radioactive Material Labeling
Equipment, components, and other items that
are radioactive, potentially radioactive, or have
been exposed to radioactive contamination or
Standard radiation warning
Sealed and unsealed radioactive sources or
associated storage containers
Equipment, components, and other items with
actual or potential internal contamination
Components, equipment, or other items with
[see 10 CFR 835.605]
Labeling required in item or container meets the labeling criteria established in 10 CFR 835.605.
Items and containers may be excepted from labeling in accordance with Table 4-2.
Table 4-2 Exceptions from Radioactive Material Labeling Requirements