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Radiation Safety

Environmental Health and Safety



Radiation Safety Manual


Table of Contents



  1. Radiation Safety Policies

  2. Introduction

  3. Program Management

    1. Organization

    2. Authority and Responsibilities

      1. President

      2. Provost

      3. Radiation Safety Officer

      4. Director of Environmental Health and Safety

      5. Department Heads

      6. Faculty & Staff Members

      7. Undergraduate Research Students

      8. Ancillary Workers





  4. Training & Qualifications

    1. Radioactive Material Workers

      1. Initial Training

      2. Annual Training



    2. Radiation Safety Officer

      1. Initial Training

      2. Annual Training



    3. Faculty & Staff Members

      1. Initial Training

      2. Annual Training



    4. Ancillary Workers

      1. Initial Training

      2. Annual Training





  5. Radioactive Material Control

    1. Possession Limits

      1. Sealed & Unsealed Sources of Radioactive Material

      2. X-ray Generating Devices



    2. Receipt

    3. Inventory

    4. Storage

    5. Shipping

    6. Disposal



  6. Exposure Control And Monitoring

    1. Contamination Control

      1. Administrative Measures

      2. Engineering Measures



    2. External Exposure Monitoring

      1. Administrative Measures

      2. Engineering Measures



    3. Surveys



  7. Waste Management

  8. Emergency Response

    1. Responsibilities

      1. Radiation Worker

      2. Radiation Safety Officer

      3. Administration





  9. Program Assessments

    1. Audits and Assessments

    2. Incident Investigation



  10. Record Keeping


Appendices



  1. Appendix 1: Policy Concerning Dose to the Embryo/Fetus of an Occupationally Exposed Radiation Worker

  2. Appendix 2: Procurement of Radioactive Material

  3. Appendix 3: General Radioisotope Laboratory Safety

  4. Appendix 4: Radioactive Material Receipt Survey Methods

  5. Appendix 5: Surveys of Radioactive Material Use and Storage Areas

  6. Appendix 6: Safe Operation of the Electron Microscope

  7. Appendix 7: Radiation Generating Device Survey Methods

  8. Appendix 8: Safe Practices for the Storage and Disposal of Radioactive Materials

  9. Appendix 9: Emergency Instructions for the Handling of Radioisotopes



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