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<br> before the studen start the lab they should have completed the following:  
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<br> Before any of the students start to work in the lab they should have completed the following:  
  
*Answered question sheet with repetition questions. Delivered this before the laboratory excersise starts.  
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*Answer and deliver the question sheet with repetition questions.
*Read, understand and signed a safety protocol for working in a [[Radio chemistry laboratory]]<br><br><br>
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*Read, understand and sign off on a safety protocol for working in a [[Radio chemistry laboratory|Radiochemistry laboratory]].<br><br><br>
  
===== safety rules =====
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===== Safety Rules =====
  
In the laboratory there is measurement instrument to be used to check the amount of radioactivity and where it is. Hence you can verify that neither you nor your fellow students are irridated by dangerous rays.  
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In the laboratory there are measurement instruments that can to be used to check the amount of radioactivity and where it is. Hence you can verify that neither you or your fellow students are under irridation by dangerous rays.  
  
For pregnant there are specially strict rules for the level of exposure. The amount of activety in these exerciser are so small that they are far bellow the safety limit. If you want more information about the safety [[Ask the lab-assistant]]  
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For people who are pregnant the rules for exposure are especially strict. The amount of activity in these exercises are so small that there are no health concers, only regulations. If you want more information about the safety [[Ask the lab-assistant]].
  
ALARA (<u>A</u>s <u>L</u>ow <u>A</u>s <u>R</u>easonably <u>P</u>ossible) principle should be followd at any times. No person should be exposed to more radiation than needed. Therefore all work done with radioactivity should be done meticulous and planned in advance. Mistakes or carelessness could easily contaminate yourself or persons around you. ''To avoid this equipment that has been in contact with activity separated from equipment that is not contaminated.''  
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The ALARA (<u>A</u>s <u>L</u>ow <u>A</u>s <u>R</u>easonably <u>P</u>ossible) principle should be followd at all times. No person should be exposed to more radiation than needed. Therefore all work done with radioactivity should be done meticulous and planned in advance. Mistakes or carelessness could easily contaminate yourself and/or persons around you. ''To avoid this keep equipment that has been in contact with activity separated from equipment that is not contaminated.''  
  
 
When planing the exercise one should always think about the precautions one must use so that no active material is spread. Therefore certain rules '''must''' be followed:  
 
When planing the exercise one should always think about the precautions one must use so that no active material is spread. Therefore certain rules '''must''' be followed:  
  
*special lab-coat (''not your own'') shall bee used during all work in the laboratory and ''it shall not be taken out of the laboratory''  
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*Special lab-coat (''not your own'') shall be used during all work in the laboratory and ''it shall not be taken out of the laboratory''  
*There shall be no eating or smoking in the laboratory, this includes gum or pastills.  
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*There shall be no eating or smoking in the laboratory, this includes gum or sweets of any kind.  
 
*Only needed papers and writing material shall be taken into the laboratory.  
 
*Only needed papers and writing material shall be taken into the laboratory.  
 
*Purses and other personal effects shall be put in the wardrobe.  
 
*Purses and other personal effects shall be put in the wardrobe.  
*Before a exercise starts all the all equipment needed must be at the work-station.  
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*Before an exercise starts all the equipment needed must be at the work station.  
*A exercise shall first be done with material that is not active so there will be no sudden surprises with activity.  
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*Conduct the exercise with non active materials first, then move over to the active material material.  
 
*Gloves and glasses must be used when there is danger of contamination and spilling, control measurements of the gloves must be done before they are removed.  
 
*Gloves and glasses must be used when there is danger of contamination and spilling, control measurements of the gloves must be done before they are removed.  
*all exercise with radioactive material shall be done on a plate of plastic with high edges with absorbing paper in the bottom.  
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*All exercise with radioactive material shall be done on a plate of plastic with high edges with absorbing paper in the bottom.  
 
*Control on regular intervals that there is no unnecessary spreading of active material, measure gloves and equipment during the exercise.  
 
*Control on regular intervals that there is no unnecessary spreading of active material, measure gloves and equipment during the exercise.  
 
*Tell the counsellor of any accident leading to contamination of persons, equipment or environment.  
 
*Tell the counsellor of any accident leading to contamination of persons, equipment or environment.  
 
*All solid active waste shall be put in special marked plastic jars. Glass and metal shall not be mixed with paper and plastic. Solutes are poured in designated containers. Flammable organic liquids are to be kept separated from aquatic liquids. Radioactive solutes shall not, under any circumstances be poured uncontrolled into the sink.  
 
*All solid active waste shall be put in special marked plastic jars. Glass and metal shall not be mixed with paper and plastic. Solutes are poured in designated containers. Flammable organic liquids are to be kept separated from aquatic liquids. Radioactive solutes shall not, under any circumstances be poured uncontrolled into the sink.  
 
*when a exercise is done the clean the work-station. Clean all the equipment and control it for contamination, so that it is ready for further use. All active material shall, before they are removed, get marked and eventually get shielded.  
 
*when a exercise is done the clean the work-station. Clean all the equipment and control it for contamination, so that it is ready for further use. All active material shall, before they are removed, get marked and eventually get shielded.  
*When leaving the laboratory, hands must be washed. If the activity is high a hand/fott monitor should be present so that it is possible to measure for contamination.
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*When leaving the laboratory, hands must be washed. If the activity is high a hand/foot monitor should be present so that it is possible to measure for contamination.
  
 
[[Category:Radiation_protection]] [[Category:Laboratory_exercise]] [[Category:Radio_chemistry]]
 
[[Category:Radiation_protection]] [[Category:Laboratory_exercise]] [[Category:Radio_chemistry]]

Revision as of 14:52, 28 June 2012

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Before any of the students start to work in the lab they should have completed the following:

  • Answer and deliver the question sheet with repetition questions.
  • Read, understand and sign off on a safety protocol for working in a Radiochemistry laboratory.


Safety Rules

In the laboratory there are measurement instruments that can to be used to check the amount of radioactivity and where it is. Hence you can verify that neither you or your fellow students are under irridation by dangerous rays.

For people who are pregnant the rules for exposure are especially strict. The amount of activity in these exercises are so small that there are no health concers, only regulations. If you want more information about the safety Ask the lab-assistant.

The ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Possible) principle should be followd at all times. No person should be exposed to more radiation than needed. Therefore all work done with radioactivity should be done meticulous and planned in advance. Mistakes or carelessness could easily contaminate yourself and/or persons around you. To avoid this keep equipment that has been in contact with activity separated from equipment that is not contaminated.

When planing the exercise one should always think about the precautions one must use so that no active material is spread. Therefore certain rules must be followed:

  • Special lab-coat (not your own) shall be used during all work in the laboratory and it shall not be taken out of the laboratory
  • There shall be no eating or smoking in the laboratory, this includes gum or sweets of any kind.
  • Only needed papers and writing material shall be taken into the laboratory.
  • Purses and other personal effects shall be put in the wardrobe.
  • Before an exercise starts all the equipment needed must be at the work station.
  • Conduct the exercise with non active materials first, then move over to the active material material.
  • Gloves and glasses must be used when there is danger of contamination and spilling, control measurements of the gloves must be done before they are removed.
  • All exercise with radioactive material shall be done on a plate of plastic with high edges with absorbing paper in the bottom.
  • Control on regular intervals that there is no unnecessary spreading of active material, measure gloves and equipment during the exercise.
  • Tell the counsellor of any accident leading to contamination of persons, equipment or environment.
  • All solid active waste shall be put in special marked plastic jars. Glass and metal shall not be mixed with paper and plastic. Solutes are poured in designated containers. Flammable organic liquids are to be kept separated from aquatic liquids. Radioactive solutes shall not, under any circumstances be poured uncontrolled into the sink.
  • when a exercise is done the clean the work-station. Clean all the equipment and control it for contamination, so that it is ready for further use. All active material shall, before they are removed, get marked and eventually get shielded.
  • When leaving the laboratory, hands must be washed. If the activity is high a hand/foot monitor should be present so that it is possible to measure for contamination.