This area is the radioactive managed and controlled zone, if there are major radioactive safety accidents or incidents that occurs, please activate the handling procedures:
1. Radiation source lost or being damaged.
2. Casualties or death of personnel in radioactive managed and controlled zone.
3. Leakage of radiation that creates serious internal or external radiation pollution.
4. Sealed sources with the original shielded objects falling off creating external radiation exposure.
5. Fire hazards and related safety incidents.
If there are casualties or death of personnel and fire incidents, please help those involved and extinguish fire and ‘call 119’. Other incidents or accidents must be handled the following way:
I. Radiation source being damaged due to human error :
1. Seal off the site immediately.
2. Use radiation detection equipment to determine the correct position of the radiation source. If there are abnormal radiations or radioactive polluting substances, the site needs to be managed and controlled. Non-essential personnel must be strictly forbidden to enter the site.
3. Use of Lead sheets or other appropriate shields to cover the radiation source(s).
II. Radiation source stolen or lost:
1. Seal off the site immediately.
2. Send personnel to search around the lost source; if the source is radioactive, radioactive detection equipment should be used to help with the search.
3. If unable to locate the item, it should be reported to the regulatory agency at the specified number, the specifications, and the shape, the strength of its radioactivity,and possible damage, and related information of the lost item.
III. Serious leaks of unsealed radioactive source in the operating environment:
1. Seal off the site immediately, and contact the radiation protective personnel or staff in charge at the Environmental Protection and Safety Center.
2. Before confirming radiation pollution on site yet, on site personnel should not leave the incident or accident site (except for confirmed polluted area, can leave first),
to prevent the spreading of the pollution.
3. Immediately start the detection of the polluted area, to confirm the scope and area of the pollution, and to seal off the polluted zone with obstacles or lines, and post warning
signs, to forbid entry by other personnel.
4. Radiation pollution should be covered by absorption materials, and nearby lab personnel should be notified to leave.
5. Polluted clothing and tools, if unable to be cleansed, should be disposed and handled as radioactive waste and after detection and packaging by radiation prevention personnel, to store at particular locations.
6. If the radiation pollution is serious and you are unable to handle it by yourself, ask the professional radiation unit or report it to the Atomic Energy Council, to proceed with the cleaning of the radiation pollution.
III. Incident and Accident Reporting Procedure (based on the seriousness of the situation to report to higher levels)
1. The instruction in charge of the current restricted lab (professor in charge)
2. The Unit Management personnel (the Environmental Protection and Safety Center staff in charge)
3. The Environmental Protection and Safety Center staff in charge
Name: Yu-Hsin Yu Tel: 03-5712121, #51514
4. The Atomic Energy Council 24 hour emergency hotline Tel: 02-82317250