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  1. Radiation Safety Manual

    The Radiation Safety Manual (PDF) describes the policies and procedures intended to ensure radiation safety on the Berkeley campus. RUA Holders (RH) and Lab Contacts are required to read the Radiation Safety Manual. All other RUA users are required to be ...

  2. Procedure for Decontaminating an Area

    How to Decontaminate an Area Place absorbent materials at the edges of the spill if it is spreading. Begin the decontamination process from the edges of the spill working inward.  Use decontamination solution (or soap and water) and paper towels to decont ...

  3. How to Perform a Swipe Survey and use an LSC

    In order to determine if there is any unfixed contamination in the lab, swipe (or wipe) surveys are the best tool. These swipes will then be counted in an appropriate radiation detector, usually a liquid scintillation counter (LSC). Swipe tests are the on ...

  4. Radiation Survey Meters

    Radiation survey meters are a great tool to locate contamination in the lab. A proper selection of meter is important. The following outlines appropriate survey probes and procurement information. All of these probes can be attached to an appropriate rate ...

  5. Calibrating or Repairing Survey Meters

    Calibration and repair of instruments can be obtained from: EH&S, Radiation Safety University Hall Phone (510) 642-3073, E-mail: radsafety@berkeley.edu Ludlum Measurements, Inc. 501 Oak Street, Sweetwater TX 79556 Phone (800) 622-0828 http://ludlums.c ...

  6. Areas to Survey in a Lab

    At a minimum your survey needs to cover all radioactive work areas, radioactive storage areas, and areas where contamination is a concern (e.g. break rooms, the desks of common radioisotope users, etc.). Be sure to survey different areas each time to ensu ...

  7. How do I update an existing RUA?

    To modify an existing Radiation Use Authorization (RUA), only an RH Holder or Lab Contact can authorize the request by submitting an RUA Change Form. To access the form, CalNet authentication is required. Below are types of changes that can be made, what ...

  8. Initial Radioactive Material User Training

    Classroom 3 hours of instruction with exam to follow To sign up for this class log in to the UC Learning Center  and search the term "Initial Radioactive Material User Training" for a list of upcoming training dates. If you have questions, conta ...

  9. Sealed Source Training

    Online training materials and exam To sign up for this class log in to the UC Learning Center  and search the term "Sealed Source Training". If you have questions, contact us at ehstrain@berkeley.edu.     Radiation Safety ...

  10. Radiation Producing Machine Training

    Online training materials and exam. You must complete all 3 modules to pass this training To sign up for this class log in to the  UC Learning Center  and search the term “Radiation Producing Machine”. There are three modules to be completed. If you have ...

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