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Moving Radioactive Material. All radioactive orders, transfers, or shipments must be pre-approved by OEHS Ordered material is delivered to OEHS, where the box and pig are surveyed and will be delivered to your lab by the health physics staff. You are responsible for surveying the inner

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moving radioactive material
Moving Radioactive Material
  • All radioactive orders, transfers, or shipments must be pre-approved by OEHS
  • Ordered material is delivered to OEHS, where the box and pig are surveyed and will be delivered to your lab by the health physics staff.
  • You are responsible

for surveying the inner

vial for contamination

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Material Security

All radioactive material must be secured from tampering or removal by unauthorized persons.

Loss of material must be reported to the RSO immediately

Lock the lab door in your absence

radioactive waste do s
Radioactive Waste Do’s
  • Fill out waste tags immediately
  • Record isotope, activity and initials each time waste is added
  • One isotope per waste container
  • Separate solids and liquids
  • Use secondary containment for liquid waste
  • Ensure proper seal on all containers
  • Deactivate potential pathogens with bleach
  • Wipe containers for contamination before pick up
radioactive waste don ts
Radioactive waste Don’ts

Do NOT mix potentially dangerous chemicals

Do NOT discard sharps into regular waste

Do NOT dispose of liquid waste into solid waste boxes

Do NOT dump liquid waste down the drains

Do NOT overfill waste containers (>¾)

Do NOT mix incompatible chemicals

Do NOT mix isotopes

Do NOT remove radioactive waste without OEHS approval

Do NOT put leaded pigs in the Rad waste

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