General Lab Rules for Use of Unsealed Sources

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  • WAC 246-235-130 requires, in part, that authorized users of radioactive materials shall not:
  • Eat, Smoke, Chew, Drink, and/or Apply Cosmetics IN ANY AREA WHERE RADIOIACTIVE MATERIAL IS USED OR STORED
  • WAC 246-235-130 (f) requires, in part, that authorized users of radioactive materials:
  • “Do not store food, drink, or personal effects in any area, container, or refrigerator where radioactive material is used or stored”.
  • This includes:
    • beer & wine stored in walk in refrigerators
    • water bottles on lab desks and work areas
    • Candy bars in your lab coats

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