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PART ONE - Radiation Safety

I. DEFINITIONS v

II. INTRODUCTION 1

III. RADIATION SAFETY PROGRAM 3

A. Radiation Safety Committee 3

B. Authorized Investigators 3

C. Radiation Worker Responsibilities 6

D. Responsibilities of the Radiation Safety Officer 9

IV. RULES FOR THE SAFE USE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS 9

A. General radiological safety rules and procedures 10

V. INSTRUMENTATION 14

A. Types of Radiation Detection Instruments 14

1. G.M. Detectors 14

2. Ion chamber detectors 15

3. Scintillation detectors 15

4. Liquid scintillation detectors 15

B. Instrument Calibration 15

C. Instrument Use & Pre-operational checks 15

VI. RADIATION AND CONTAMINATION SURVEYS 16

A. Survey Frequency 16

B. Radiation Survey 17

C. Contamination Surveys 17

D. Source Inventory and Leak Check Surveys 18

VII. TRANSFER OF RADIOACTIVE SOURCE MATERIAL 19

A. Documentation of Transfer 19

B. Sharing of source material 20

VIII. CONTAMINATION LIMITS AND CONTROL 20

A. Unrestricted Area Limits 20

IX. SPILLS OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS 21

A. Laboratory contamination 21

B. Spill response 22

X. TRANSPORT AND STORAGE 22

A. Transporting 22

B. Storage 23

XI. PROCUREMENT OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS 23

XII. RECEIPT OF PACKAGES OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS 23

A. Package receipt and survey 23

XIII. LABELING AND POSTING REQUIREMENTS 25

A. Posting criteria 25

XIV. BASIC PROTECTION MEASURES 26

A. Exposure time 26

B. Distance from source 26

C. Shielding 27

XV. EXPOSURE LIMITS 27

A. External Limits 27

B. Exposure limits of Minors 28

C. Limit for pregnant workers 28

XVI. PERSONNEL RADIATION MONITORING 27

A. Personnel TLDs 28

B. Self Reading Dosimeters 29

C. Internal Monitoring-Bioassays 30

XVII. FACILITIES 32

A. Work areas 32

B. Storage 32

C. Fume hood requirements 32

XVIII. DECONTAMINATION 33

A. Area Decontamination Action Levels 33

B. Personnel Decontamination 34

XIX. PRENATAL RADIATION EXPOSURE 36

A. Possible Risk To Children 36

B. Effect On Embryo/Fetus 39

Effects Of Risk Factors On Pregnancy Outcome (Table I) 39

PART TWO - RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL

I. POLICY AND PURPOSE 44

II. GENERAL RULES AND POLICIES 44

A. Responsibilities 44

B. Waste Minimization 44

III. WASTE CATEGORIES 44

A. Primary categories 44

B. Waste classifications 45

C. Radioactive waste containers 45

IV. SPECIFIC DISPOSAL PROCEDURES 46

A. Dry active waste (DAW) 46

B. Liquid scintillation waste 47

C. Aqueous waste 49

D. Bulk Liquids 50

E. Other liquids 50

F. Biological waste 51

G. Mixed waste 52

H. Improperly packaged waste 53

I. Short lived waste 53

J. Waste disposal records 53

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