Mopping or Waxing
of Radioisotope Use Areas
If your laboratory floor requires cleaning (mopping and/or waxing) by
custodial staff, you should get the area to be mopped or waxed ready:
Custodial staff are not trained the use and handling of radioactive
materials and therfore, they are instructed not to handle any
radioactive waste container. It is the responsibility of
laboratory personnel. Your cooperation is much appreciated.
- Remove all radioactive waste containers from
the area or laboratory to be mapped or waxed.
- Smear-survey the floors of the area to be
mopped or waxed to check for contamination.
- If floor was found to be contaminated,
decontaminate and smear survey until contamination is removed.
- Send or Fax survey to Environmental Health and
Safety Office 726-8127, or give a copy to custodial staff.
Environmental Health and Safety will instruct custodian to perform the
waxing or mopping.