21 Radioactive Materials Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety Responsibilities of the Authorized Personnel Personnel authorized to use RAM are responsible for its safe use. Each user must: • Minimize their personal exposure to ALARA. • Minimize public exposure to ALARA. • Wear assigned dosimetry as specified in this manual. • Understand and comply with all sections of this manual that apply to their work. • Identify the location of all radiation sources in the work area and the extent of their potential risks, and use the appropriate procedures to minimize the risks. • Monitor the work area frequently for contamination or exposure and document the results. • Clean all identified contaminations as soon as possible. Do not leave for others to clean up. • Dispose of radioactive waste properly • Maintain postings, labels, and markings for all sources, containers, and work areas. • Maintain usage logs, records, and inventories. • Prevent unauthorized persons from access to radioactive material and devices. This includes service personnel in the laboratory for maintenance or repair. • Notify EH&S of all unusual events or conditions that occur in the laboratory, including spills, releases, missing inventory, etc. • Complete all required training within the set time period specified by the RSC. • Report spills, contaminations, or personal contamination to EH&S. The individual’s authorization to use radiation may be revoked for non-compliance of policies, rules and regulations under the provisions of the RSC Charter.