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Reminders to Research Personnel

Are you ready to begin a new school year in your laboratory? August is usually a busy month with students starting a new semester, students lining up rotations, new investigators coming to the University, new hires, and so on. Below are a few reminders from EHSO: ✓ Ensure PI and personnel are current with applicable […]

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Restricted Areas and Shared Laboratory Spaces

Restricted areas are areas to which access is limited by the Licensee to protect individuals from exposure to radiation and radioactive materials (RAM). Restricted areas in shared laboratories usually have designated radiation work areas. These areas are marked by “Caution Radioactive Materials” signs and with radioactive material labels and stickers as shown in the photo […]

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Building Liaison Updates!

Research Safety recently added members to the group and adjusted the Building Liaison assignments for the laboratories. Your previous Research Safety Building Liaison or Radiation Safety Liaison may have changed. Review the list to ensure you contact the appropriate person for any laboratory safety or radiation safety related information or questions. Research Safety Building Liaison […]

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How to Use a Geiger Counter

If your lab is authorized to use radioactive Materials, you are required to conduct routine contamination surveys. Contamination Surveys are required to be performed weekly after each radioactive material use. We encourage researchers to perform contamination Surveys after each individual experiment. Your surveys should include the Geiger meter survey and wipe tests. The lab areas […]

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Relocation Procedures for Equipment with Sealed Sources

Many labs use equipment that may contain sealed or embedded sources of radioactive material. A sealed source is a metal housing that has a specific amount of radioactive material inside. Examples of pieces of equipment with sealed or embedded sources are Liquid Scintillation Counters, Gas Chromatography Equipment, Micro PET units and Gamma Counters.  The source […]

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