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Radionuclide Safety and Methodology Course DAY 2 “The More Practical Stuff”. Review – Day 1. Regulations, Legislation & Responsibilities CNSC, RSO Historical Context Isotopes & Ionizing Radiation: Alpha, beta, gamma, X-ray, positrons, annihilation reactions

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    1. Radionuclide Safety and Methodology CourseDAY 2 “The More Practical Stuff”

    2. Review – Day 1 • Regulations, Legislation & Responsibilities • CNSC, RSO • Historical Context • Isotopes & Ionizing Radiation: • Alpha, beta, gamma, X-ray, positrons, annihilation reactions • Ionizing vs non-ionizing reactions

    3. Review – Day 1 • Radioactive Decay Principles • Useful today: disposal & record keeping • Units of Measurement • Becquerel: dps • Gray: absorbed dose • Seivert: dose equivalent. • Instruments of Measurement • Dosimeters • Survey: GM & Scintillation • Indirect: Scintillation & Gamma

    4. Review – Day 1 • Doses & Maximums • NEW vs. Public • Women vs. Men? • Effects of Ionization Radiation on Biological Systems • Acute Vs. Chronic • Stochastic Effects? • Tissue & Individual Specifics?

    5. Reminder: • Memorize for the exam: • 2 isotopes: • half-life • energy (keV) • type of emission • Required shielding • Table 1, Table 4- shielding - Manual

    6. This Section: • Purchasing • Shipping & Receiving • Documentation • Contamination Control • Permits • Annual Inventory Report

    7. RECORD KEEPING Radiation Sources in the Workplace

    8. RECORD KEEPING • PURCHASING RADIATION • UBC RADIATION DATASHEET - Receiving radiation - Using radiation - Contamination control - Disposal

    9. PURCHASING RADIATION- What you Need to know- Exemption quantities no longer apply! All purchases of nuclear materials must be made through the radiation purchasing system.

    10. PURCHASING RADIATION- What you Need to know - License Restrictions Web-based Purchasing

    11. PURCHASING RADIATION- What you Need to know - UBC LICENSE RESTRICTIONS • Issued by the CNSC • Sets Maximum UBC Possession Limits • Defines UBC License Restrictions

    12. PURCHASING RADIATION- What you Need to know - UBC LICENSE RESTRICTIONS • Radiation use must first be OK’d by the UBC Radiation Safety Office (any amount) WHY??? • UBC might not be allowed to have it!

    13. PURCHASING RADIATION- What you Need to know - UBC Web-based Purchasing System www.ubc.ca/okanagan/hse/safety/radioisotope.html

    14. PURCHASING Who needs to use it? • All UBC Permit Holders • For any isotope on your permit • For any amount of isotope

    15. How does it work? • Set-up account prior to ordering • Check “send order by e-mail” OR fax on-line system receipt • Missing Vendors? • Contact HSE to have them added

    16. PURCHASING RECORDS-All UBC Users- Records you need to Keep: • The last page of your online purchase. *Take this with you to receiving when picking up your order.* • Your shipment documents

    17. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS • TRAINING • PPE • CHECK THE LABELS • VERIFY BOX for DAMAGE • MONITOR AND SHIELD • FUME HOOD • WIPE TEST • VERIFY CONTENTS • DOCUMENT

    18. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS TRAINING • The person who receives it MUST take this course

    19. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS PPE • Put on gloves to handle the box

    20. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS CHECK THE LABELS Class 7 Radioactive Material (TDG)

    21. EXCEPTED PACKAGE Contains: Limited activity Minimal detectable radiation on surface (< 5 Sv/h)

    22. Radioactive Material, Excepted Package This package contains radioactive material, excepted package and is in all respects in compliance with the applicable international and national governmental regulations. UN The information for this package need not appear on the Notification to Captain (NOTOC)

    23. RADIOACTIVE I Field on any Surface < 5 Sv/h No Transport Index (TI) RADIOACTIVEl Contents______ Activity________ 7

    24. RADIOACTIVE II Field on any Surface > 5 Sv/h And < 0.5 mSv/h TI > 0 and < 1 RADIOACTIVEll Contents______ Activity________ Transport Index 7

    25. RADIOACTIVE III Field on any Surface > 0.5 mSv/h And < 2.0 mSv/h TI > 1 and < 10 RADIOACTIVElll Contents______ Activity________ Transport Index 7

    26. Receiving Class 7 DG • Inspect for damage • Monitor & Shield • Fume hood • Wipe test • Document

    27. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS INSPECT BOX for DAMAGE If the package is damaged, you don’t have to accept it!

    28. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS MONITOR AND SHIELD 1. Monitor the surface of the package with a Survey Meter 2. Shield package if required (>2.5Sv/hr)

    29. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS FUME HOOD Place the box in a fume hood before opening

    30. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS WIPE TEST Wipe test the surface of the box to check for contamination

    31. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS DOCUMENT Record the results of the wipe tests and the Vial Identifier information

    32. µCi or

    33. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS DOCUMENTS • If your shipment has one, keep the Shipper’s Declaration Form for shipments from OUTSIDE Canada • Keep these records for 3 years!

    34. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS All Permit Holders!! UPDATE the UBC web-based Purchasing System! • Date Received • Name of person who received it • VIAL ID – unique to the vial.

    35. RECEIVING CLASS 7 DANGEROUS GOODS IMMEDIATELY Contact HSE when: • You have questions about the package • The order is lost or stolen

    36. Regulations for Shipping Class 7 Dangerous Goods • Transport Canada (TDG regulations) • Shipments by Road • International Air Transport Authority Regulations (IATA) • Shipments by Air • Transport Packaging of Radioactive Materials Regulations (CNSC)

    37. Shipping Class 7 Dangerous Goods Must have specialized training in the shipping of Class 7 Dangerous Goods (NOT this course) Contact HSE for more info.

    38. USING RADIATION @ UBC • Stock vial access • Record user name (First, Last) • Record date (year/month/day) Radioisotope Data Sheets