Radiation Safety Manual

Policy ID

030-0013

Effective Date

Tuesday, January 1, 2002

Division

Campus Services

Office of Primary Responsibility

Office of Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)

Summary of Policy

The policies and procedures in this handbook have been established and are supported by the administration of Dartmouth College for the following purposes: to protect the Dartmouth College community, the general public and the environment from potential hazards associated with the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiological materials in research procedures, research or diagnostic devices and equipment, to ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations; and to ensure that all ionizing radiation levels are maintained As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).

Affected Parties

All Groups

Policy Statement

TABLE OF CONTENTS

ADMINISTRATIVE ORGANIZATION AND RESPONSIBILITIES 2
1.1 Radiation Safety (RS) Personnel 2
1.2 Purpose 3
1.3 Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) 4
1.4 Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) Responsibilities 5

AUTHORIZATION FOR USE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS 8
2.1 Principal Investigator (PI) Responsibilities 8
2.2 Radiation Worker's Responsibilities 10
2.3 Radionuclide Authorization Criteria for a New PI 11
2.4 Criteria for Approval of Laboratories Using Radionuclides 12
2.5 Criteria for Changes in Radionuclide Usage 14
2.6 Criteria for Temporary Authorization of Established PIs 15

EMERGENCY PROCEDURES 16
3.1 Guidelines for the Safe Use of Radioactive Materials 16
3.2 Emergency Procedures for Handling Spills 17

POLICIES FOR USE OF RADIOACTIVE MATERIALS 20
4.1 Radioactive Material Purchasing Procedure 20
4.2 Radioactive Material Receiving Procedure 21
4.3.External Radiation Monitoring Procedure 22
4.4 Thyroid Monitoring Procedure 23
4.5 Urine Monitoring Procedure 24
4.6 Radioiodination Policy 25
4.7 Contamination Survey Procedure 26
4.8 Sealed Sources 28
4.9 X-ray Producing Equipment 29
4.10 Radionuclide Use in Animals 29
4.11 Transportation of Radioactive Materials 30
4.12 Radionuclide Use by Visitors (non-Dartmouth College employees) 31
4.13 Policy for Minors in Radioactive Material use Areas 32
4.14 Radioactive Waste Policy 33
4.15 Laboratory Inspections 34
4.16 Compliance Policy 35
4.17 Exposure to Radiation During Pregnancy Policy 37
4.18 Shared Space Policy 40
4.19 Moving a PI to Annual Survey Frequency Procedure 43

Radiation Safety Manual

Last Revised

Monday, January 27, 2020