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Radiation Safety Training Awareness Washington State University Radiation Safety Office. WSU Radiation Safety Program. The WSU Radioactive Materials License is: - Issued by the Washington State Department of Health, DOH (Our Regulatory Authority)
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- Issued by the Washington State Department of
Health, DOH (Our Regulatory Authority)
- DOH issues Radiation Control Regulations
and Provides Radiation Machine Registration
-Are Responsible for A Safe and Compliant Research Program
- Aware of hazards and hazardous situations.
- Aware of who to contact if there are questions or concerns.
Implements Policies, Manages Services,
and Ensures Compliance
“AS LOW AS REASONABLY ACHIEVABLE”
Radiation: energy transported in the form of particles or waves (alpha, beta, gamma, neutrons)
Radioactive Material: material that contains atoms that emit radiation spontaneously
Ionizing radiationconsists of subatomic particles or electromagnetic waves that are energetic enough to detach electrons from atoms or molecules, ionizing them.
at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Natural radiation has always been an integral part of our environment. It has been with us since the earth was formed. It is as much a part of our every day environment as the light and heat of the sun\'s rays.
Exposure to radiation from natural sources is an inescapable feature of everyday life in both working and public environments. The radiation we are exposed to comes from such natural sources as sunlight, soil, and certain types of rocks. Cosmic rays filtering down through the atmosphere, and radon gas filtering up through the soil, are sources of natural radiation. This radiation is called background radiation. It is present everywhere, all the time and varies greatly depending on our geographical location.
Jobs involving areas or items where radiation hazards may exist.
General Approach to Items Needing to be Serviced
Situations that are not routine
1. Radiation Stickers in the non-radioactive waste container.
2. Water is discovered on the floor of a radioactive laboratory.
materials labels or stickers.
If you, as a Non-Radiation Worker, have any safety concerns or questions regarding radiation safety initially contact your supervisor.