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Mopping or Waxing of Radioisotope Use Areas
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Policy on Declared Pregnant Radiation Workers
Policy on Eating and Drinking in the Laboratory
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Policy For Termination of Laboratory use of Hazardous Materials
10 CFR, Part 20: Protection Against Radiation
U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
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Policy on Eating
and Drinking in the Laboratory


Food and beverage consumption and/or storage is strictly PROHIBITED in laboratories, laboratory refrigerators and freezers, and/or radioactive material use areas.   Eating and drinking is permited in authorized areas only, outside of laboratories and rad material use areas.

Empty food and beverage containers brought into a radioisotope lab and/or disposed of into lab trash containers will be regarded as a violation of this policy.

All food and beverage containers must be disposed of in an outside trash receptacle prior to entring a posted area or a laboratory.  The NRC will interpret the presence of wrappers and containers as evidence of consumption and they have issued citations for such violations.

Food/beverages or food/beverage containers that are used for experimental purposes (not for human consumption), need to be clearly marked as "NOT FOR HUMAN USE", and disposed of accordingly
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


     
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