Radiation Safety Program

Radiation Safety Program

The Radiation Program is the means by which the University of Ottawa ensures that users have the knowledge and training to perform their duties safely and that all work is in compliance with the Canadian Nuclear Safety Regulations.

The primary component of the Radiation Safety Program is the Radiation Safety Manual. The Manual outlines the roles and responsibilities for each stakeholder and details the required operational practices that must be undertaken to ensure compliance.

The website is the primary means to provide the Radiation Safety Manual and associated information to the user community on a 24 hour basis. It has been designed to provide answers and direction on any radiation issue that may arise in the day to day running of the laboratory.

 

Radiation Safety Manual

CORPORATE OVERSIGHT

1.1 RADIATION SAFETY PROGRAM

     1.1.1 Roles and Responsibilities

              1.1.1.1 Radiation Safety Committee

              1.1.1.2 Radiation Safety Officer 

              1.1.1.3 Risk Management Specialist - Radiation

              1.1.1.4 Permit Holders

              1.1.1.5  Users

     1.1.2 Facilities and Equipment

     1.1.3 Radiation Safety Training

     1.1.4 Procedures

1.2 GETTING STARTED

     1.2.1 Principle Investigators

     1.2.2 Students (Users)

     1.2.3 Internal Radioisotope Permits

     1.2.4 TRAINING

     1.2.5  CNSC License

OPERATIONAL PRACTICES

2.1 ALARA

2.2 EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURE

     2.2.1 Spill Response Procedure

2.3 DOSIMETRY

2.4 INVENTORY

2.5 PURCHASING

     2.5.1 Purchasing, Shipping and Receiving Factors

     2.5.2 Purchasing Procedure

     2.5.3 Shipping

     2.5.4 Receiving

     2.5.5 Transfers

2.6 TRANSPORTING

2.7 MONITORING

     2.7.1 Radiation Fields

     2.7.2 Contamination Monitoring

             2.7.2.1 Determining Regulatory Contamination Limit

     2.7.3 Leak testing

     2.7.4 Monitoring Packages

2.8 RADIATION DETECTION

     2.8.1 Instrument Selection

     2.8.2 Instruments Checks and Calibration

     2.8.3 Relating to CNSC Criteria

     2.8.4 Counting Efficiency

     2.8.5 Direct Measurement using Portable Meter

     2.8.6 Indirect Measurement using Wipes

2.9 WASTE MANAGEMENT

     2.9.1 Procedures for Radioactive Waste Management

     2.9.2 Radioactive Animal Carcasses Waste Disposal Procedures

     2.9.3 Declassified Rad Waste for Hazardous Waste Pick-up

2.10 DECOMMISSIONING

2.11 RECORD  MANAGEMENT

2.12 COMPLIANCE AND MONITORING ACTIVITIES

     2.12.1  risk_compliance_grade_document_apr_6_2018.pdf (pdf, 198.31 KB)

2.13 SECURITY

     2.13.1 Theft

2.14 RADIOISOTOPE LABORATORIES

     2.14.1 Classification

     2.14.2 Physical Requirements

     2.14.3 Design Requirements for Laboratories

2.15 SIGNAGE REQUIREMENTS

     2.15.1 Signage Directive

2.16 Safe Work Practices For Radioiodine

2.17 FORMS

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