Type: Lessons Learned
Publisher: URS Corporation, Separations Process Research Unit - URS
Published As: Public
The packaging technique had been employed numerous times for the shipment of samples with no breakage of the sample vials resulting. It was concluded that these methods could be further improved upon to protect against breakage. Followup discussions with analytical laboratory representatives demonstrated the value of reviewing packaging techniques with the receiving organization. Applying their experience can further ensure package integrity.
Lessons Learned: Personnel responsible for the preparation of packages for shipment containing hazardous materials should periodically review the methods employed for protecting against package failures and seek out best practices from industry.
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