5.1 Responsibilities of the Individual User

Individual users are required to adhere to state and federal regulations and University policies concerning radioactive materials usage.  User responsibilities include:
  • Limit use to authorized radionuclides, chemical forms, quantities, and use methodologies.
  • Avoid unnecessary exposures.
  • Keep inventory and radioactive waste records current.
  • Perform thorough and timely exposure and contamination surveys.
  • Wear appropriate protective apparel and use protective equipment as necessary for the type and quantity of ionizing radiation present.
  • Use spill trays and absorbent bench paper to prevent/control contamination from radioactive materials.
  • Label items and equipment that are used to manipulate or store radioactive materials.
  • Decontaminate items and equipment promptly.
  • Notify EHS prior to lab relocations, remodeling and renovation, and prior to maintenance activities.
  • Notify EHS of all spills and incidents of personnel contamination.
  • Notify EHS prior to lab relocations, remodeling and renovation, and prior to maintenance activities.
  • Equipment, glassware, etc., used in the manipulation or processing of radioactive materials has the potential of becoming contaminated and should be treated as such until proven otherwise by appropriate survey.
  • Contaminated items or equipment from a posted area should not be transferred to a non-posted area.