Quick Start Guide
Chapter 21: Radiation Safety

Program: Radiation Safety
Revised: 05/11
URL: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/CH21.html
Revision Record: http://www.lbl.gov/ehs/pub3000/Pub3000Changes.html

Who needs to know about these requirements?

The requirements of Radiation Safety at Berkeley Lab apply to:

 Whenever they are:

Why?

The unsafe use of radioactive materials or radiation-producing machines, or causing change to an area that contains or uses radioactive materials or radiation-producing machines, may result in:

What you need to do before performing work:

  1. Obtain required radiation safety training, as well as appropriate on-the-job training, and ensure that all necessary radiation safety training is maintained as current. See Section 21.4.3 (Training) for more details.
  2. Understand and follow the requirements in the work authorizations, which detail As Low as Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) criteria, limitations, and monitoring actions specific to the work tasks. 
  1. X-ray radiation workers must:
  2. X-ray machine users must:
  3. Know workplace emergency plan; know the location of work area’s evacuation route; and note the locations of emergency showers, eyewashes, and equipment
  4. For additional requirements of supervisors and principle investigators, refer to Section 21.5.2 (Supervisors and Principal Investigators [PIs])

Where to find out more:

Whom to contact for help: