Radiation
Safety
Practice
 R.A.M. Security 
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the NJ Department of Environmental Protection require that all radioactive materials be secured against unauthorized removal.  All radioactive materials must be secured or under the immediate control and surveillance of the user. 

Rutgers Environmental Health & Safety performs radiation safety services for Rutgers University and the Piscataway, New Brunswick campuses of UMDNJ-RWJMS.  At each facility a Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) guides the radiation safety program.  The Rutgers University RSC and the UMDNJ-RWJMS RSC have each drafted a policy establishing how radioactive materials will be secured on each campus. 

The governing security policy depends on the campus/building you are working in, rather than your particular affiliation. 


Rutgers University Security shall be achieved by any combination of the following:

UMDNJ-RWJMS Security shall be achieved by all of the following: 

Lock all storage areas for radioactive materials (cabinets, refrigerators, freezers).
Maintain surveillance of radioactive materials while they are in use.
Lock laboratories where radioactive materials are used or stored when staff is absent.
Rutgers University Security policy is applicable to all research facilities and all research staff at/on: 
  • Satellite research stations 
  • Cook/Douglas campus 
  • Livingston campus 
  • Newark campus
  • Camden campus 
  • Busch campus
    • EXCEPT UMDNJ/RWJMS facilities

All source vials of radioactive material shall be under lock and key when not in use whether or not the lab is occupied.  Lock boxes or attaching a lock to the exterior of the refrigerator/freezer are acceptable methods; AND maintain surveillance of radioactive materials while they are in use.
Challenge unauthorized entry into the lab.  Question all visitors as to the nature and purpose of their visit.
Lock laboratories where radioactive materials are used or stored when staff is absent.
The UMDNJ-RWJMS Security policy is applicable to all research facilities and all research staff at/on: 
  • New Brunswick facilities 
    • CAB, MEB, CINJ 
  • Piscataway campus facilities 
    • CABM, UBHC, MRA, SRB Research Towers, SPH/RMJMS Building for Research


R.E.H.S.
Rutgers Environmental Health & Safety
Rutgers, The State University
27 Road 1
Bldg. 4086 Livingston Campus
Piscataway, NJ 08854-8036
848-445-2550 phone
732-445-3109 fax

http://rehs.rutgers.edu

Last Updated:2/18/09
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