10 Tips for Radiation Safety

An estimated total of 23 million workers are exposed to artificial and natural radiation globally (source). This exposure can result in acute injuries like burns and long term health problems such as cancer and hereditary diseases. Safety inspections help ensure that critical preventive measures are in place to reduce the risk of overexposure. There should be visible warning signs, contamination surveys conducted, and device tests for all radiation-producing equipment. All workers must be trained to limit time of exposure, use radiation shields, and increase the distance of contact with radioactive devices and materials.

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Rules to Remember When Working With Radiation

Everyone must take radiation overexposure seriously. Hence, preventive measures and rules must be strictly followed to avoid critical health conditions.

  1. Acquire adequate training to better understand the nature of radiation hazards.
  2. Reduce handling time of radioactive materials and equipment.
  3. Be mindful of your distance from sources of radiation. Increase distance as much as possible.
  4. Use proper shielding for the type of radiation.
  5. Isolate or contain harmful radioactive materials properly.
  6. Armor yourself with appropriate protective clothing and dosimeters.
  7. Conduct contamination surveys in the work area.
  8. Do not eat, drink, smoke, or apply cosmetics in an area where unsealed radioactive substances are handled.
  9. Observe proper radioactive waste disposal.
  10. Conduct regular radiation safety self-inspections
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Radiation Mobile Safety Checklists

iAuditor is the world’s #1 mobile inspection app built to conduct better safety inspections. Record significant data on-site and capture images of potential radiation hazards before problems occur. Get started by downloading these free radiation safety checklists.

  1. General Radiation Safety Checklist
  2. Lab Radiation Safety Checklist
  3. Lab Incident Report
  4. PPE Checklist
  5. Risk Assessment Template

Preview a sample generated radiation safety report using iAuditor.

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iAuditor gives you the flexibility to power any inspection you require - onsite, underground, and across the globe. Inspect construction sites, restaurants inspections for food safety, conduct temperature checks, pre-flight checks, toolbox talks and more. It is the mobile forms inspection solution for all industries.

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  1. Create a free iAuditor account to get started
  2. Download a template above and modify it for your workplace or browse other checklist topics
  3. Install the iAuditor app on your mobile or tablet and perform an inspection
  4. Take photos, create actions and generate reports on your device
  5. Invite your teammates. Save time, save lives
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