Management of radioactive material safety programs at medical facilities
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Published by Division of Industrial and Medical Nuclear Safety, Office of Nuclear Material Safety and Safeguards, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Washington, DC .
Written in English


  • Radiotherapy -- Government policy -- United States,
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StatementL.W. Camper ... [et al.]
SeriesNUREG -- 1516
ContributionsCamper, L. W, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Division of Industrial and Medical Nuclear Safety
The Physical Object
Paginationxix, 177 p
Number of Pages177
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17247967M

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This report describes a systematic approach for effectively managing radiation safety programs at medical facilities. This is accomplished by defining and emphasizing the roles of an institution`s executive management, radiation safety committee, and radiation safety officer. The Radiation Safety Management Plan defines the mechanisms for oversight for controlling exposures to radioactive materials and radiation sources in the workplace at Duke University Medical Center and the applicable Duke Primary Care Size: 82KB. A medical physicist who has been approved by the RSC for treatment planning involving the use of radioactive materials is called an Authorized Medical Physicist (AMP). AMPs are only allowed to conduct treatment planning for the types of treatments listed on their authorization. Radioactive Materials, Contaminated with The Environmental Services and Safety Departments collaboratively, are responsible for the implementation and oversight of the Medical Waste Management Plan and Program for the UCLA Health System. Contacts are as follows.

  Radioactive waste makes up a small portion of all waste. It is the by-product of millions of medical procedures each year, industrial and agricultural applications that use radiation and nuclear reactors that generate around 10 % of global electricity. This Safety Guide provides recommendations on meeting the requirements, including those established in Safety Standards Series No. NS-R-1, Safety of Nuclear Power Plants: Design, for the development of programmes for radiation protection and for the management of radioactive waste at . Facilities that use radioactive materials are issued licenses and are inspected on set schedules by the RHP to determine whether the facility is using proper safety procedures. Inspections are also performed on selected out of state radioactive materials users operating under reciprocity.   Also, HAZMAT includes an item or chemical if it is a special nuclear source or by-product material as defined in 10 CFR, or is regulated or referred to as radioactive. FED-STD The full title of FED-STD is "Material Safety Data, Transportation Data, And Disposal Data, For Hazardous Materials Furnished To Government Activities.".

The Radiation Safety Division provides guidance and oversight to users of radiation producing devices and radioactive material on campus, in the Medical Center, in the Medical School, at the accelerator facilities, and at Duke University affiliated medical facilities. In addition, the Radiation Safety Division provides support to the Radioactive Waste Program and provides oversight for the. Radiation Safety and Protection Program Requirement Guidance In California, all radiation sources, either radiation (X-ray) machines or radioactive material, are subject to State laws and regulations. The statutes are found in the Health and Safety Code, Division Environmental Health. The regulations are . distribution of material safety data sheets (MSDSs) to workers and downstream employers; and devel-opment and implementation of worker training pro-grams regarding hazards of chemicals and protec-tive measures. This OSHA standard requires manu-facturers and importers of hazardous chemicals to provide material safety data sheets to users of the. Table 1: Minor Spill or Contamination. Spill Decontamination Procedure. Supplies: a lab coat, sturdy disposable gloves, shoe covers (if appropriate), paper towels, decon solution, a rad waste container, and a survey meter. Decon Solution: For most isotopes (H-3, C, P, P, S, etc.), lab detergent, commercial products such as Count-Off, or mild acids such as acetic acid, may be used.