The University is authorized to use radioactive material by the State of Ohio, which became an Agreement State on August 31, 1999. Radioactive material is extensively used in the several hundred biomedical research laboratories on campus. Safe use in compliance with the complex controls and regulations governing the use of radioactivity is the primary goal of the radiation safety program. However, this goal must be realized in a research friendly environment, a philosophy captured by the phrase "low impact compliance".
For information on disposing of chemical, biological, radioactive, or other hazardous waste, see our waste page.
Some of these forms are to be faxed to our office, for which the number is 368-2236.
- Application for non-human use of radioactive materials (pdf): This document is for faculty members wishing to become an authorized user of radioactive material or for those faculty that wish to be add an isotope to their existing license. It is in a PDF format that must be typed out. Save the file to your computer and use Acrobat to edit it. It can be sent via e-mail to the Radiation Safety Office.
- Editable example legend for survey map contained in application pack in Microsoft Word format(doc)
- Environmental Release Form (online form): This form must be filled out twice per year (in January and June) for all radioactive material users that release radioactivity in the sanitary sewer system or in the fume hood. Reports must be made to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District twice per year. A form for radioactive air releases to the general public must be generated to ensure that we are in compliance with EPA requirements.
- External Transfer (pdf, CCIR Transfer Forms - SAIRC pdf : This form must be filled out and faxed to the radiation safety office prior to transferring radioactive material to a user outside of Case. If you are shipping the material, please contact Safety Services at 368-2907 since additional training is required if you are shipping material off campus.
- Internal Transfer (pdf): This form must be filled out and faxed to the radiation safety office before transferring radioactive material between Authorized Users at Case.
- Isotope Inventory (pdf): This sheet is used to track the activity of the isotope that is used from an individual stock vial. One inventory sheet should be used for each stock vial of isotope. This sheet should be placed in your radiation notebook for auditing purposes.
- Waste Accumulation (pdf): This sheet is used to track the activity of the waste that is placed in your waste containers. They should be posted on or near the waste container or placed in your radiation notebook for auditing purposes. If this sheet is placed in a notebook, the isotope along with the maximum activity should be placed on the waste container.
- Sewer Disposal (pdf): This sheet is used to track the activity of the waste that is disposed in the sanitary sewer. If more than one AU uses the sink, a log sheet should be posted for each AU. It should be posted on or near the sink or placed in your radiation notebook. If the sheet is placed in the notebook, a document indicating where the log sheet is kept should be placed near the sink.
- Declaration of Pregnancy (pdf): This form should be filled out and returned to the Radiation Safety Office if you wish to initiate fetal monitoring. An additional badge is issued and will be changed monthly for the duration of the pregnancy.
- Incident Report (pdf): This form must be filled out and sent to the Radiation Safety Office in the event of a major spill as referenced in the Radiation Safety Lab User Manual.
- Radiation worker dose history sheet (pdf): This form is filled out when requesting a body badge or ring.
- Lost Dosimetry (ring or badge) Form (pdf): This form must be filled out if you are unable to locate your body badge and/or ring badge. The completed form must be brought to the Radiation Safety Office so a new badge can be issued.
- Radiation Safety Manual (pdf): This manual is practical guide for personnel using radioactive material in the laboratory. It contains information on such topics as how to prepare radioactive waste for pickup, the proper way to check in a package, and how to perform a room survey.
- Radiation Safety Training Manual (pdf): This manual builds on the concepts presented in Part 1 of the New Radiation worker training class and should be reviewed prior to attending the class. See also our training enforcement policy.
- Radiation Generating Equipment Manual (pdf): This manual is a practical guide for all laboratory personnel using Radiation Generating Equipment (RGE) such as electron microscopes and x-ray diffraction units. It contains information on specific requirements for each class of RGE.
- Laser Safety Manual (pdf): This is a guide for all laser users that covers responsibilities and safety standards for laser use.
- OSHA Tech Manual (web page)
- Guidance for Controlled Entries (doc)
- Laser Map Guidance (open-beam class 3B or 4) (doc)
- Laser SOP Guidance (pdf)
- Duties of Laser Supervisor (doc)