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Safety at UW Nuclear Reactor Lab Michelle Blanchard, PE Reactor Supervisor SRO 1MWth 20 Year License Renewal 3-25-2011 Staff: 3 SROs Part-time Student.

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1 Safety at UW Nuclear Reactor Lab Michelle Blanchard, PE Reactor Supervisor SRO 1MWth 20 Year License Renewal Staff: 3 SROs Part-time Student Staff: 3 ROs, 3 AOs

2 Safety Hazards at UWNR Radiological: Equipment and component handling, isotope production Electrical: Max voltage in Lab 480 volts Compressed Air: 90# air supports transient control rod and various air operated valves Cyrogenics: None Confined Space: 2000 gallon hold tank Chemicals: 55 gallon drums of NaOH and muriatic acid for water purification system support, propane for fork lift, small quantities of Lab chemicals (ethanol, acetone) Gas Cylinders: Gas flow detector counting gases, CO2 cover gas Fire: Propane for fork lift, small quantities ethanol, acetone

3 I. Safety Equipment is Available II.Safety Equipment is (as Appropriate): Tested Inventoried Proceduralized III. Training is Ongoing IV.Audits are Performed V. Records are Maintained and Reviewed

4 Safety Equipment is Available Fumehood, Fire Cabinets, Fire Extinguishers, CO 2 Monitors, Lockout/Tagout, Sharps/Rad Disposal, Safety Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Spill Kits, Respirators, Shower/Eyewash, First Aid, Radiation Survey Instruments

5 Safety Equipment is Tested Fumehood (EHS), Fire Extinguishers (EHS), Respirators, Shower/Eyewash (EHS), Radiation Survey Instruments

6 Safety Equipment is Inventoried Fire Cabinets, Fire Extinguishers, Lockout/Tagout, Sharps/Rad Disposal, Safety Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Spill Kits, Respirators, First Aid, Radiation Survey Instruments

7 Safety Equipment is Proceduralized

8 Training is Ongoing

9 Audits are Performed UWNR Staff Audit: Annual General Safety UW Environmental Health and Safety Monthly Audit Focus is Radiation Safety Annual NRC Inspection Objective of the inspection is to determine if activities were conducted safely and in accordance with regulatory requirements and license commitments since the last inspection. Records are Maintained and Reviewed

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