Radiation Safety Policy & Procedures

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RADIATION SAFETY POLICY AND PROCEDURES

University Radiation Safety Committee and The Department of Environmental Health and Safety

January 2004

UNIVERSITY RADIATION SAFETY COMMITTEE as at July 1, 2007

Dr. W.J. (Bill) Racz Ms. Susan Marlin Mr. J.E.D. (John) Bullock Mr. Dan Langham Ms. Anne Browne vacant Dr. H. F. (Gus) Shurvell Dr. A. (Aksel) Hallin Dr. J. (Jim) Lee *Chair

Pharmacology & Toxicology Office of Research Services Environmental Health & Safety Environmental Health & Safety EH&S) Physical Plant Services Health Sciences Chemistry Physics Geological Sciences

August 31, 2008* ex-officio ex-officio (URSO) ex-officio (Director ex-officio (Director PPS) June 30, 2008 August 31, 2007 August 31, 2006

RADIATION SAFETY COMMITTEE E-MAIL ADDRESSES Dr. W.J. Racz Ms. Susan Marlin Mr. J.E.D. Bullock Mr. Dan Langham Ms. Anne Browne Dr. H. F. Shurvell Vacant Dr. A. Hallin Dr. J. Lee Pharmacology & Toxicology Office of Research Services Environmental Health & Safety Environmental Health & Safety Physical Plant Services Chemistry Health Sciences Physics Geological Sciences raczw@post.queensu.ca marlins@post.queensu.ca john.bullock@queensu.ca dan.langham@queensu.ca brownea@post.queensu.ca shurvell@chem.queensu.ca hallin@owl.phy.queensu.ca lee@geol.queensu.ca

URSO Mr. J.E.D. (John) BullockEnvironmental Health & Safety john.bullock@queensu.ca

Secretary Ms. M.A. (Mary) Pople Environmental Health & Safety mary.pople@queensu.ca

TABLE OF CONTENTS Page POLICY 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Radiation Safety Policy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Scope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Authority and Responsibilities of the University Radiation Committee . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Authority and Responsibilities of the University Radiation Safety Officer . . . . . . . . . . . 3 University Permits . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Responsibilities of the Permit Holders and Delegation of Responsibility . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Responsibilities of the Radioisotope Workers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Users of X-ray Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

PROCEDURES 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Obtaining a Permit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Purchasing Radioisotopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Record Keeping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Disposal of Radioisotopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Contamination Control . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Decontamination of Work Areas and Equipment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 Personal Decontamination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 General Rules for Working with Radioisotopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Personal Dosimetry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12 Laboratory Decommissioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

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APPENDICES

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Measurement Units Conversion Table Exemption Quantities Laboratory Classification General Guidelines and Precautions for the Use of Specific Radioisotopes Radiotoxicity of Radioisotopes Maximum Permissible...
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