Radioactive Material Control
Sealed and Unsealed Sources of Radioactive Material
Juniata College is responsible for assuring periodic surveys, as described in the license and in this manual, are performed and taking the emergency actions noted in this document.
X-ray Generating Devices
X-ray generating devices are registered with the state where the facility is located. X-ray generating devices should not be activated on site until registered with the PA Department of Environmental Protection.
Juniata College is responsible for assuring periodic surveys, as described in this manual, are performed and taking the emergency actions noted in this document.
Written receipt procedures will be used and personnel responsible for receipt will be trained in the use of those procedures. In general the receipt process will be as follows.
- Authorized Users, responsible for placing orders for radioisotopes, will obtain the counter-approval of the RSO for the amount, physical form and expected receipt date of the material.
- Either the Science Department Staff person, the Authorized User or the RSO will perform the initial receipt survey within three hours after receipt at the facility or within eighteen hours if received during an "off-hour" time period.
- The RSO will designate the area the material is to be stored in while waiting for use in the next process step.
The Science Center Staff person will log the received radioactive material into an inventory system. This individual will be responsible for updating the inventory whenever material is received on the site or transferred to another facility.
At least every six months, the RSO will review the inventory and storage locations to ensure the written inventory is in agreement with the material possessed at that time.
Every 12 months the RSO will review the radiation device registrations, locations of devices and operational status of each device and update the registrations and inventory accordingly.
Radioactive materials will only be stored in posted and secured areas unless under the control of an individual or work group in the area.
Except for material being readied for transport or being actively worked on, the storage area should be locked with a key controlled by the radiation safety officer.
Movement of material from the posted storage location for use in an unrestricted area must be approved by the RSO.
Material will be stored in such a manner that the dose rate at 30 cm from the storage location and in any adjacent accessible area will be less than 0.06 mrem/hr.
X-ray generating devices will be rendered inoperable if taken out of service and no further use is planned for the next 12 months.
Shipping of radioactive materials will be performed in accordance with written procedures and personnel responsible for shipping will be trained in those procedures.
Authorization to ship can only be provided by the RSO.
Upon completion of a shipment, the RSO will be given the shipping papers and related survey information and then update the facility inventory.
Further information regarding disposal and waste management issues are outlined in Appendix No. 8 "Safe Practices for the Storage and Disposal of Radioactive Materials" located at the end of this manual.