Submitting Radioactive Material Protocols

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All radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment work activities, even if exempt from full Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) review, must be registered.

Register Your Protocol

To register your protocol, use the Click Safety Module. This service provides support for the submission, review and reporting of protocols in the areas of Radiation Safety as well as Biosafety, Stem Cell Research and Chemical Safety oversight.  It was designed to strengthen committee oversight while accelerating the preparation, submission and review of research studies. 

Login to Click to fill out and submit a protocol for each new or amended radioactive materials experimental procedure authorization.

Completing a Radioactive Materials Click Protocol

For in vitro and in vivo protocols, in the “Radioactive Materials” Smartform Box 3 (“Describe how the radioactive materials will be used”) provide the following information:    

  1. List all steps needed to understand the safety aspects of the experiment.
  2. Indicate the amount of radioactive materials used at each step.
  3. Include equipment and chemicals that will be used as part of the radioactive procedures..
  4. Show calculations to justify the amount of radioactive material requested.  Adjust the total amount requested in the lab at any one time to allow ordering of additional material while current material is still in use.
  5. Describe potential hazards and applicable radiation safety requirements to be used to mitigate the hazards:
  • Contamination Surveys (survey meter use, wipes, post manipulation)
  • PPE (lab coat, gloves, eye protection, etc.)
  • Shielding
  • Dosimeters (whole body and extremity)

For in vitro and in vivo protocols, in the “Security and Waste Management” Smartform Box 2 (“Indicate how radioactive liquid, solid, and biological animal waste associated with this protocol will be handled”) provide the following information:

1.  State the types of waste generated, containers types, and the estimated volumes.

  • Decay Stored (half-life less than 90 days)
  • Liquid Scintillation Fluid
  • Hazardous Chemicals (i.e., toxic, carcinogenic) Mixed with Radioactive Materials
  • Contaminated Sharps (i.e., razor blades, pasteur pipettes, syringes, etc.)
  • Infectious or Potentially Infectious
  • Human Blood
  • Tissue or Animal Carcasses

2.  Indicate the waste minimization techniques to be employed.

Contact an Expert

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Jeffrey Slawson, CHP

Radiation Safety Officer

Environment, Health & Safety

Phone: 716-829-5823