July 2020
  • All ChaptersLinks in all chapters updated to reflect new EHS website.
April 2020
  • IntroAdded St Louis College of Pharmacy.
  • Chapter 3Changed the revision date on the Eating and Drinking in Lab document.
  • Chapter 4Changed information about the tests that are offered along with the time that they are offered.
  • Chapter 5Changed the revision date on the Eating and Drinking in Lab document.
  • Chapter 6Made changes to table 1-1  also removed RAM in animals questionnaire. 
  • Chapter 8Updated the address for package receipt address and phone number. 
  • Chapter 9Changed the revision date on the Eating and Drinking in Lab document.
  • Chapter 10Changed address for RSO.
  • Chapter 13Updated meter calibration notice and drop off information.
  • Chapter 14Updated information about waste requests and removed waste transfer schedule. 
  • Chapter 19Removed IRR test and updated the Radiation Safety office address. 
  • All ChaptersRemoved references to Animal Questionnaire & the Application for the possession of RAM for Investigational Human Use.
February 2019
  • Chapter 1 – Updates to organizational info.
January 2019
  • Chapter 20Radiation Safety physical address updated.
August 2018
  • Chapter 7 – Radiation Safety fax number updated.
  • Chapter 13Radiation Safety fax number updated.
  • Chapter 20Radiation Safety fax number updated.
January 2017
  • Chapter 1 – Outdated contact information was updated. Updated organization chart.
  • Chapter 2 – No updates.
  • Chapter 3 – Updated numbers related to the size of the radiation safety program. Provided additional detail on annual training requirements.  Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 4 – Specified which specific exams are available on exam days.
  • Chapter 5 – Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 6 – Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 7 – Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 8 – Updated address of Radiation Safety Office. Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 10 – Updated address of Radiation Safety Office. Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 12 – Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 13 – Updated address of Radiation Safety Office. Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 14 – Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 16 – Updated References listed at the end of the chapter. Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 18 – Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
  • Chapter 19 – Updated address of Radiation Safety Office. Phone numbers updated to reflect 10-digit dialing.
September 2016
  • Chapter 20Updated Radiation Safety Department addresses.
March 2014
  • Chapter 14Updated drain discharge information.
  • Chapter 19Updated with new inspection frequencies and lab self-evaluation form.
June 2012
  • Chapter 3Updated numbers relating to the size of the institution.  Updated 24-hour emergency contact information.
  • Chapter 15Updated 24-hour emergency contact information.
  • Chapter 20Updated 24-hour emergency contact information.
November 2011
  • Chapter 7Updated with information on ordering RAM through AISystems Marketplace.  Sections on ordering with a Barnes or Howard Hughes purchase order number combined and consolidated.  New section, “Receipt of Radioactive Material Packages”, added to reformat existing text to fit with other changes made to Section 7.1.
  • Chapter 11Table 11-1 updated to reflect current ALARA investigational levels. Note added regarding differences in Hospital X-Ray Safety Program ALARA investigational levels.  Dosimeter series / ALARA category cross reference table removed.
January 2011

Chapter 3Links to the WUSTL policy Eating, Drinking and Related Activities in Laboratories were updated to point to their new location.

Chapter 5Links to the WUSTL policy Eating, Drinking and Related Activities in Laboratories were updated to point to their new location.

Chapter 9Links to the WUSTL policy Eating, Drinking and Related Activities in Laboratories were updated to point to their new location.

Chapter 20A link to Radiation Safety’s Contacts & Services information was updated to point to its new location.

September 2010

Chapter 3Five chapters were updated to remove references to “clean areas” and to bring them into complete alignment with the April 2010 revision of the WUSTL policy Eating, Drinking and Related Activities in Laboratories.  Clarified guidance on when lab survey need to be done.  

Chapter 5Five chapters were updated to remove references to “clean areas” and to bring them into complete alignment with the April 2010 revision of the WUSTL policy Eating, Drinking and Related Activities in Laboratories

Chapter 9Five chapters were updated to remove references to “clean areas” and to bring them into complete alignment with the April 2010 revision of the WUSTL policy Eating, Drinking and Related Activities in Laboratories

Chapter 12Five chapters were updated to remove references to “clean areas” and to bring them into complete alignment with the April 2010 revision of the WUSTL policy Eating, Drinking and Related Activities in Laboratories Clarified guidance that surveys are required for all areas where unsealed RAM is approved for use or storage.  Clarified survey requirements when RAM is not in use; when not present.

Chapter 13 – Updated description of survey instrument “reference checks” from “quarterly” to “at each inspection” to address variable inspection frequencies.  Corrected the description of calibration notices being mailed — now by email.  

Chapter 14Provided links to drain forms; updated the forms.  

Chapter 15Made it clear that postings are required at all areas approved for RAM use or storage.  

Chapter 17Added links to NRC Reg Guide 8.13 and the Declaration of Pregnancy form.  

Chapter 19Five chapters were updated to remove references to “clean areas” and to bring them into complete alignment with the April 2010 revision of the WUSTL policy Eating, Drinking and Related Activities in Laboratories.  Updated the laboratory inspection form to the latest version (Rev 10/2007).  

 

February 2006
  • IntroductionThe Introduction (includes Title Page, TOC, etc) was updated with information about the web-version of the manual being the official version, and the responsibilities of Authorized Users for providing access to the information in the manual for their staff.
  • Chapter 1Updated to reflect the organization described in the latest NRC License application.  Committee membership tables were replaced by links to external pages.  An organizational figure from the NRC License application was added.
  • Chapter 2Updated with text from the latest NRC License application.  Link to the organizational figure given in Chapter 1 was added.
  • Chapter 11Updated to the current ALARA program (existing version on website is very much out-of-date). Consistent with latest NRC License application, and latest RSC policy statements.  The link to Chapter 10 goes to the existing version, which has not been updated at this time.
  • Chapter 12Updated with current guidance for conducting surveys. Includes recent RSC policy on surveys to be done in laboratories where materials are authorized even if not possessed. Includes reference to “inactive status”, according to current policy.  Consistent with latest NRC License application.
  • Chapter 19Updated to match recent revisions to Laboratory Inspection form. Consistent with latest NRC License application; consistent with recent RSC policy statements.  Variable inspection frequencies added.  Multiple instances of one deficiency category in a single inspection period added.  The links to Chapters 8, 10, 13 and 14 go to the existing versions, which have not been updated at this time.
  • Chapter 20Updated with current assignments.
May 2004
  • Chapter 3Guidance updated, links added, minor updates to phone numbers, etc.
  • Chapter 14Decay in storage period updated to 120 days.  Detailed guidance for scintillation vial wastes updated.  Minor updates to phone numbers, etc.
December 2002

Chapter 4Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 5Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 6Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 7Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 8Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 9Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 10Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 13Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 15Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 16Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 17Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos

Chapter 18Minor updates to phone numbers, web address, typos