Agenda for Radiation Safety Committee on 2/27/24
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) published regulation changes for 2024, which may impact University units and departments that ship dangerous goods by air.
If you ship hazardous materials
There are only two significant changes to the regulations for 2024:
The Management of Outpatients Containing Radioactive Material Focus Sheet provides guidance for emergency department personnel to minimize their radiation exposure as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA) while caring for these patients.
Laser Worker Safety Training must be completed by all University personnel who may be exposed to laser radiation from a Class 3B or Class 4 laser in the course of their work, including PIs, students, fellows, lab managers, and research staff.
The Laser Worker Safety Training Resources are described in the training and are available to all University personnel.
Summer in Seattle means hiking, biking, kayaking and ... lab work. Yes, many of us spend gorgeous summer days working in the lab. While it's fine to wear shorts, skirts, sandals or flip flops outside, wearing these items in the lab can expose you to hazards. Proper lab attire ensures your skin is covered and protected.
Even if you aren't working with hazardous materials that day, your coworker might be, so always dress to protect yourself. We recommend keeping an appropriate change of clothes and shoes in the lab so you are never without the right gear.
Radiation Safety Committee meeting agenda for first quarter of 2023.