According to the
provisions of 10CFR20
the licensee shall: (i) secure from unauthorized removal or access
materials that are stored in controlled or unrestricted areas (10CFR20.1801)
AND (ii) control and maintain constant surveillance of licensed
that is in a controlled or unrestricted area and that is not in storage
These security requirements apply to radionuclides in any form, sealed
or non-sealed, and to radionuclides in original containers, anywhere in
the experimental process, and in waste containers. Only those
persons who are
work with radioactive materials have access to those materials.
Administration at Idaho State University is extremely sensitive
regarding this policy and strongly encourages its employees to strictly
adhere to the policy because of problems discovered during recent NRC inspections.
Users at Idaho
are required to maintain security of the licensed radioactive material
in their possession. This includes but is not limited to:
in original containers, reagents and test materials, and waste in waste
The presence of
in the laboratory will be sufficient to meet the NRC security
requirement (at least one authorized individual must continuously be present
in the laboratory when radioactive materials are not secured).
there are no
personnel in the laboratory, the following conditions apply:
One or more physical barriers will be maintained for licensed material
above the exemption level of
Schedule B of 10 CFR 20.
Two or more barriers will be maintained for all radioactive material in
excess of 100 times the levels of
Appendix C of 10 CFR 20.
No exceptions to the two barrier rule for material in excess of 1000
the levels of Appendix C of
10 CFR 20 will be granted by the Radiation Safety Officer or the
Responsible users who desire an exception to this policy may appeal to
measures are recommended
for all radioactive material below the levels specified
physical barrier is defined as some form of fixed locked storage.
to the laboratory is considered to be one barrier if it is maintained
a locked condition when the lab is unoccupied. Other barriers
be: a fixed locked cabinet, locked refrigerator, locked fume hood sash or similar fixed locked
materials that are
stored in controlled or unrestricted areas are secured from
removal or access.
material that is
stored in a controlled or unrestricted area and that is not in storage
is constantly controlled and surveyed.
radiation users have
received the required
radiation safety and security instruction.
theft, misuse and access by unauthorized personnel.
will be logged in
and placed in appropriate containers (DO NOT generate mixed hazardous waste). The containers are to
by the user; labels and clear plastic bags are available from the TSO. The TSO is
contacted for the disposal of radioactive wastes.
acquisitions and dispositions
of radioactive materials are maintained.
RSO is notified
promptly of any accident
or abnormal incident involving radioactive materials.
to any extended
absence of the responsible user, another individual
is authorized by the Radiation Safety Committee (or temporarily
by the Radiation Safety Officer) to assume the preceding
or the use of radioactive materials is suspended or terminated.