Radioactive Materials Safety Manual

13 Radioactive Materials Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety specific experimental procedures employed, procedures followed for laboratory safety and waste handling. Attach additional sheets to the application if needed. Facility Description A facility must meet certain requirements in order to be used for work with radiation materials or devices. Determination of facility suitability includes: Locations of use: Building, floor, room number, department Room Diagram for each location: Locations of hoods, sinks, benches, exterior/interior walls, windows, doors, intended use, and storage areas Construction materials: Floors, bench tops, hoods, and sinks Ventilation: Air exchange rate for the laboratory and the number and type of hoods or glove boxes Radiation safety equipment: Shielding, waste containers, trays, absorbent paper, spill kit, type of radiation detectors, and radiation counting equipment Occupancy of facility and adjacent areas: Use of facility by individuals not approved for radionuclide work and use of areas adjacent to the facility Project Description The project description should include: • standard operating procedures • diagrams • types of equipment used • safety procedures • radionuclides and radioactivity • radiation detection methods • hazardous materials • duration of project • any other information describing the procedure A journal article, kit instructions, or similar written techniques can be used to satisfy some of these descriptions.