Presentation on theme: "Radiation Safety Update for RSOs Liz Houser, Health Physicist 612-626-6764 26 October 2009."— Presentation transcript:
Radiation Safety Update for RSOs Liz Houser, Health Physicist firstname.lastname@example.org 612-626-6764 26 October 2009
Radiation Safety Services Training –online at www.dehs.umn.eduwww.dehs.umn.edu –In-person refresher training Emergency Response Materials Management –Transfers –Orders –Waste Licensing & Safety –Permits –Audits/Record Keeping –Dosimetry –Informational Literature
Orphaned Materials Incident Situation: Call indicates that several vials labeled for radioactive material have been delivered to a dental school RSO. Materials were brought in by the widow of a PI who was clearing their house for sale. Response: RPD conducts surveys of the house and biological monitoring of the widow. No contamination found. RPD also accepts several vials for waste disposal through proper streams. Take Away: The RPD is happy to accept orphaned vials for proper disposal. These vials dated back to pre-1981 (some dated 1973). The PI had been retired from the U for a number of years. We want to dispose of materials properly before it comes to this.
How Can I Help? Let researchers know that RPD is here to help – we won’t punish researchers for an orphaned vial. Keep RPD in the loop – if you hear about a rad lab closing or moving, let us know. We can help with recovering or moving materials safely and legally. email@example.com 612-626-6002