To assist in providing comprehensive surveillance for potential health and safety hazards, simple assessments of physical, chemical, and biological safety concerns were incorporated into traditional radiation safety facility surveys for a biomedical research and clinical care facility for a 1-y period.
Customized training was provided to radiation safety staff members concerning each of the hazard areas identified and a brief checklist was developed.
During the 1-y period 802 laboratory and clinic surveys were performed, and of the 372 safety issues noted by the staff, approximately 55% were identified as not related to traditional health physics surveillance activities.
The utilization of these simple safety audit tools as part of a routine radiation safety surveillance program can serve as a cost effective way to assist in maintaining a teaching, research, and clinical environment that is free from a variety of recognized hazards.
Mots-clés Pascal : Radioactivité, Programme sanitaire, Sécurité, Hygiène, Industrie, Norme sécurité, Exposition professionnelle
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Radioactivity, Sanitary program, Safety, Hygiene, Industry, Safety standard, Occupational exposure
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 95-0456891
Code Inist : 002B30A01C. Création : 01/03/1996.