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Emergency Procedures

Minor Spills

Less than 100 mL of liquid or less than 100 µCi.

  1. Alert co-workers.
  2. Wipe up spill placing items in the radioactive waste container.
  3. Apply decontamination cleaner. Rub area clean.
  4. Survey area for contamination with portable instrument and contamination swipes.
  5. Continue steps 3 and 4 until the survey results are below contamination limits.
  6. Document results on Daily Lab Survey Form.
  7. If assistance is needed, contact Radiation Safety at 974-5580, or the UT Police Department at 974-3111.

Major Spills

Greater than 100 mL of liquid or greater than 100 µCi

  1. Alert co-workers.
  2. Contact the Radiation Safety Department at 974-5580 to clean the area.

Other Contamination

Radiation contamination on skin, clothing, or shoes

  1. Do not leave the area.
  2. Immediately contact the Radiation Safety Department at 974-5580 for assistance.
  3. If unavailable, contact the UT Police Department at 974-3111.

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