AFMAN 24-204(I)/TM 38-250/NAVSUP PUB 505/MCO P4030.19H/ DLAI 4145.3
11 NOVEMBER 2001
Apply a Magnetized Material label on packages containing magnetized material. An additional Class 9 label is not
Apply an Empty label when the packaging meets the requirements of 1.10. Any container or cylinder shipped as empty
must have the previously applied hazard labels removed, obliterated, destroyed, or completely covered by the EMPTY
A15.4. General Requirements Applicable to Hazard Classes.
HA15.4.1. Class 2.
For packages containing oxygen, compressed; or oxygen, refrigerated liquid, a label with the word "OXYGEN" may be
used in place of a label with the word "OXIDIZER," if the letter size and color are the same as those required for oxidizer.
Alternatively, an "OXYGEN" label may be used in place of the "NONFLAMMABLE GAS" and "OXIDIZER" labels
required in table A4.1.
Recoil mechanisms or artillery gun mounts prepared and certified according to A6.6.8, must have a nonflammable
compressed gas label applied to each exterior container. However, when shipped as an integral part of the complete
weapon system, the nonflammable compressed gas label may be on the weapon or its exterior cover.
A15.4.2. Class 3. All flammable liquids, whose vapor pressure (Reid test) is more than 110 kPa (16 psi) at 38 degrees C (100
degrees F), must have a "white bung label," 76 x 127 mm (3 by 5 inches), affixed near the bung or closure of the container.
HA15.4.3. Class 6.
Label PG I or II material with either a "TOXIC" or "TOXIC INHALATION HAZARD" label as appropriate.
Label hazard zone A or B material with a TOXIC INHALATION HAZARD label.
Material classified as an infectious substance, that also meets the definition of a Class 2.3 toxic material or a radioactive
material, must also be labeled with a "TOXIC GAS" (or INHALATION HAZARD) label or "RADIOACTIVE" label as
For PG III material, the "Keep Away from Food" label may be used for domestic shipments.
A15.4.4. Class 7.
Label each package of radioactive materials, unless excepted by attachment 11. The proper label to affix to a package of
radioactive material is based on the radiation level at the surface of the package and the transport index. The proper
category of label is determined according to table A15.1. Apply the highest category label required for any of the two
determining conditions. Radioactive white-I is the lowest category and radioactive yellow-III is the highest. For
example: a package with a transport index of 0.8 and a maximum surface radiation level of 0.6 mSv/h (60 mrem/h) must
bear a radioactive yellow-III label (see table A15.1.)
Table A15.1. Radioactive Label Requirements. (See Note 1)
Transport Index (TI)
Maximum Radiation Level at any
Point on the External Surface
(see Note 1)
Less than or equal to 0.005 mSv/h (0.5
More than 0 but not more than 1
(see Note 2)
More than 0.005 mSv/h (0.5 mrem/h)
but less than or equal to 0.5 mSv/h (50
More than 1 but not more than 10
More than 0.5 mSv/h (50 mrem/h) but
less than or equal to 2 mSv/h (200
NOTE 1: The category of label must be shown in Key 17 of the Shipper's Declaration for Dangerous Goods form and must also
be applied to radioactive materials packages. Any package containing a "highway route controlled quantity" must be labeled as
NOTE 2: If the measured TI is not greater than 0.05, the value quoted may be zero.
Label each package containing a radioactive material that also meets the definition of one or more additional hazards, as
required by this attachment for the radioactive material and for each additional hazard. For example:
Label solid nitrates of uranium or thorium, "RADIOACTIVE" and "OXIDIZER."