How do I close out a radioactive material use space?

To close out a space, you must first survey the laboratory area with both a geiger counter and swipes to ensure there are no areas of contamination. Arrange for a waste pickup of all residual radioactive material you may have. Be sure to keep any stock vials that may still be present segregated from the other waste. After you have determined the lab is 'clean' and free of all waste (or stock) material, contact the Radiation Safety Officer in EHS to schedule a confirmatory close out survey. After that survey is completed you must remove all remaining radioactive markings, including the entrance door(s).

To arrange waste pickups:

For questions or additional information contact Doug Smiley, RSO at 231-5364