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Management of radioactive material safety programs at medical facilities

Management of radioactive material safety programs at medical facilities

draft report for comment

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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

    Subjects:
  • Radiotherapy -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Radiation -- Dosage -- Government policy -- United States,
  • Hospitals -- Admission and discharge -- Government policy -- United States

  • Edition Notes

    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

    Radioactive Materials Safety Program, ALARA Investigational Levels for Management, the Radiation Safety Officer and two safety committees: 1. The. licensed activities at Washington University in St. Louis Facilities and the Washington University Medical Center Facilities (includes Washington University. Medical waste is waste known to be or potentially contaminated with infectious materials, animal or human specimen waste, pharmaceutical, and trace-chemotherapy waste. Refer to Biosafety for UCLA specific medical waste management practices. Waste Services for information self-drop off areas for medical .

    This highly-interactive training course will provide you with all the necessary information and abilities to successfully understand both ionising and non-ionising types of radiation materials and, how to effectively manage these radiation materials safely and with confidence to ensure personnel health and safety and/or to prevent potential environmental impacts. Nuclear safety is defined by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) as "The achievement of proper operating conditions, prevention of accidents or mitigation of accident consequences, resulting in protection of workers, the public and the environment from undue radiation hazards". The IAEA defines nuclear security as "The prevention and detection of and response to, theft, sabotage.

    The Radiation Safety Officer and management are required to audit the by-product material program to ensure the continued safe use of by-product material. The RSO is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the radiation safety program. A model ALARA management program is contained in Appendix A to this guide. Applicants are required.   The Radiation Control Program regulates the medical, industrial, and academic uses of radioactive materials through a combination of regulatory requirements, licensing, safety oversight such as inspection and enforcement, evaluation of the operational experience with radioactive materials, and regulatory support activities.


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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.

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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.

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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. a “medical event” indicates potential problems in a medical facility’s use of radioactive materials. It does not necessarily result in harm to a patient.

Reporting requirements Medical events must be reported. The NRC in. NRC 10 CFR (c –g) requires that the licensee shall notify by telephone the NRC Operations. Installation radioactive material programs are managed by the base and permit radiation safety officer (RSO).

At each permitted USAF base, there are two RSO functions: the Base RSO and the Permit RSO. The two functions may be served by the same. Contact Information IEMA Main Office () hour Response () TTY South Dirksen Parkway Springfield, Illinois Announcements. Novel Coronavirus (Covid) Response MIT is actively tracking the Covid (coronavirus) situation.

See the Institute's Covid response along with guidance from MIT Research Continuity Guidance see Office of VP Research – Research Administration Services. We have also developed a EHS COVID FAQ to address questions from the community.

Radioactive Materials (RAM) Licensing. The Radiologic Health Branch (RHB) licenses users of radioactive material and registers persons possessing generally licensed devices (GLD) containing radioactive materials.

Users of radioactive materials include: Universities and laboratories to conduct scientific research. The Atomic Energy Act ofas amended, gives DOE broad authorities to regulate all aspects of activities involving radioactive materials that are undertaken by DOE or on its behalf, including manages the program for the packaging certification of Type B and fissile material packaging which conform with U.S.

Department of Transportation and U.S. Nuclear Regulatory. Army radiation safety record keeping † 2–8, page 14 Training † 2–9, page 14 Personnel monitoring † 2–10, page 14 Life cycle management for radioactive commodities and radiation generating devices † 2–11, page 14 Inventory and accountability † 2–12, page 15 Use and storage † 2–13, page 15 Internal and external program.When working with radioactive material, you should take steps to minimize your exposure and also ensure the safety of all who enter your work area.

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