Radiation Safety Manual Home Page


 

Welcome to the MU EHS web-based Radiation Safety Manual (RSM). As of 2019, the manual has been converted from its former PDF format into a more user friendly web-based version. To learn more about both the Procedures and License Commitments of the Radiation Safety Program, both of which have been developed based on MU's NRC Radioactive Material License, please review each section below. If you are looking for additional information which you cannot find or have any recommendations to make the web based manual more user friendly, you may contact EHS at rad@missouri.edu. 

 

TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

Section 1: Radiation Safety Procedures

These procedures provide the radiation user with instructions on completing common tasks 

 

  1. Becoming an Authorized User (AU) or amending your current RAM authorization
  2. Becoming a Radiation Worker
  3. Ordering RAM
  4. Receiving and Opening RAM Packages
  5. Using RAM or Reviewing your Quarterly Inventory Verification Report
  6. Transferring and Disposing of RAM
  7. Monitoring the lab for contamination and using a survey instrument
  8. Monitoring internal and external dose (including dosimetry and bioassays)
  9. Cleaning up a spill
  10. Moving out of a RAM space
  11. Identifying and Training Ancillary Workers
 
Section 2: MU NRC License Commitments

The Radiation Safety Program's requirements are dictated by specific items listed in the MU's NRC RAM license application materials. These license commitments are enforced by MU EHS to ensure the safe use of RAM. This page will guide you through the license commitments which each Radiation Worker must follow.

 

  1. Introduction to the Radiation Safety Program
  2. Worker's Rights (10 CFR 19 Reporting Requirements)
  3. ALARA Policy including dose limits
  4. Dosimetry and bioassay requirements
  5. Training requirements
  6. Good lab practices when handling RAM in a lab
  7. Roles and responsibilities of Radiation Workers
  8. Authorization application policies
  9. Survey requirements
  10. Security of RAM
  11. Transportation of RAM
  12. Posting and Labeling Requirements
  13. Radioactive waste
  14. Inspections and Authorization Audits
  15. Written directives
  16. Long term storage of RAM and Inactivation Requirements
  17. Direct Receipt of RAM

 

Page last updated on September 4, 2020.