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Radiation Spill

Minor Radiation Spill

Normal business hours: 760-750-4502
After hours: 911 (FROM CAMPUS PHONES) or 760-750-4567
  1. Stop what you are doing and stay in the immediate area.  
  2. Assume  that you are contaminated and must use all precautions to refrain from spreading the contamination.  
  3. Check for  contamination on your skin, clothing, and shoes with the appropriate monitoring device.  
  4. Inform others in the immediate area of the spill.  
  5. Notify your supervisor and consult with SR&S at 760-750-4502  or after hours dial 9-911.  
  6. Place absorbent material on the spill wearing the appropriate PPE (lab-coat, gloves and safety glasses)  
  7. Monitor and survey the area.  If contaminated Label  the area with "CAUTION Radioactive Material" tape or signage.  
  8. Restrict individuals from entering or leaving the area