19 Radioactive Materials Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety Minors Visiting or Completing Work in a Radiation Laboratory Iowa State University policies outline the requirements of laboratory access for people less than 18 years of age. The policies exist to reduce risks to minors who visit or work in laboratories or shops. Consult the ISU policy library for Children in the Workplace. Authorization of minors to use radiation will be at the discretion of the RSC based on input from the PI. At a minimum, minors working in laboratories approved for radiation use are required to complete radiation awareness training. Laboratory Specific Training Documented lab-specific training is required annually. Recommended topics include: • laboratory SOPs • manufacturer’s operating instructions • potential hazards • transfer and disposal requirements See the ISU Laboratory Safety Manual for more information.