CLAUSE CODE: QC66    This clause was archived as of 01/07/2016

QC66                HANDLING OF BERYLLIUM:


"Identification of any AlBeMet or Beryllium containing part or product


If a part containing Beryllium is received at JPL, it shall be identified as such on the container and all the paperwork, and shall indicate that fabricating or modifying this Beryllium is hazardous. Due to the limitations on what can be stamped on a relatively small product or part, the warning note for Beryllium has been devised as stated below.

All AlBeMet and Beryllium-containing parts, drawings, travelers, and containers shall be RED ink stamped with the following warning note:





The container shall be marked: "Open in a glove box or clean room."

Identification of any AlBeMet or Beryllium-containing part or product on Drawings


A drawing shall indicate the location of the AlBeMet or Beryllium part or component and shall include the following:

Danger: This part is an AlBeMet/Beryllium Alloy part. Do not fabricate or modify. Fabricating or modifying this material will pose a serious safety and health hazard if dusts or fumes are generated. No fabrication or modification at JPL is allowed without approval by the responsible supervisor and the JPL Industrial Hygiene Office. See the Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) and contact the JPL Industrial Hygiene Office for additional information.


Requirements for any Contractor fabricating or modifying a Beryllium or Beryllium containing part:


Contractor shall have facilities for the fabrication or modification of Beryllium or Beryllium containing parts. These facilities shall meet the OSHA requirements for dust and fume containment and cleaning of the parts.