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High Voltage Training

This training is for all employees that work with or maintain equipment over 50 volts.  This is a one time training or if the program is updated.

High Voltage Training2018-02-09T01:02:24+00:00

Radiological Safety

Utah State University is licensed to use radioactive materials and devices by Utah's Division of Waste Management and Radiation Control. Under this license, authority to review and approve campus uses of regulated radiological materials and devices is generally delegated to the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). The license also establishes a Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for implementation [...]

Radiological Safety2018-10-27T03:40:48+00:00

Radiological Spill Guidelines

Promptly contact the Radiation Safety Officer if: 1 milli-Curie or more of radioactive material is spilled, A person becomes contaminated with radioactive material, Spilled radioactive material becomes fixed to a surface, Radioactive material volatizes or becomes airborne outside a fume hood, or You would like our assistance with resolving a radiological spill. Radiation Safety [...]

Radiological Spill Guidelines2018-10-27T03:40:48+00:00

Radiological Waste (Hazardous Waste)

Research is often made possible or enhanced by the use of radioisotopes. Some radiological waste generation is inevitable from manipulation of dispensable materials, expired sealed sources and defective X-Ray equipment. Such waste must be handled and disposed of according to state and federal regulations. The EHS Office provides support for collection, storage and disposal of [...]

Radiological Waste (Hazardous Waste)2018-10-27T03:40:49+00:00

Laser Safety

LASER is an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers are devices that produce beams of monochromatic light, in which all the waves are in phase or are coherent. Lasers are classified by the manufacturer and labeled with appropriate warnings. Modification of an existing laser, or an unclassified laser, must be approved [...]

Laser Safety2018-10-27T03:40:49+00:00

Non-Ionizing Radiation and Radio Frequency (RF)

Non-ionizing electro-magnetic (EM) radiation lacks enough energy to remove tightly bound electrons from their orbits around an atom’s nucleus. Examples of this radiation include microwave, radio-frequency (RF), infrared light (IR), visible light, extremely low frequency (ELF) fields, and fields produced by video display terminals. Extremely low frequency fields are produced by basic building electrical current. Ionizing [...]

Non-Ionizing Radiation and Radio Frequency (RF)2018-10-27T03:40:49+00:00

Chemical Storage Guidelines

Storing chemicals in laboratories requires consideration of a number of health and safety factors. In general, lab workers should store chemicals in cabinets and on shelving provided for such storage. For instance, flammable liquids should be stored in a flammable liquids storage cabinet. The following are general storage guidelines: Do not store chemicals on [...]

Chemical Storage Guidelines2018-10-27T03:40:49+00:00

Chemical Spill Guidelines

In the event of a chemical spill, the individual(s) who caused the spill is responsible for prompt and proper clean up. It is also their responsibility to have spill control materials and the appropriate personal protective equipment readily available to clean up a spill of the chemicals being handled. If the spill is too large [...]

Chemical Spill Guidelines2018-10-27T03:40:49+00:00