New Principal Investigators & Lab Managers
- Initial Log-in with a Unity ID and Password. This action opens the EHSC HazTrak Main Menu page.
- Click on the “Waste Submission” link.
- The EHSC HazTrak Waste Submission page appears.
- Enter the “Registration ID” and “Password”. These are provided to the PI by the Environmental Health & Safety Center. Contact Bruce Stewart (515-6864) or Hazardous Waste Manager (515-6863) for any assistance.
- Log-in with a Username and Password on the top of the Order Isotopes page. ** Note: These are different from those required for access to the HazTrak Waste Submission page.
- The EH&S Assistant page appears with the “Requisition” section in the sidebar.
Faculty and staff who seek to become Principal Investigators (PIs) with authorization to purchase and use sealed and/or unsealed radiation sources must follow an application process initiated through the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and the Radiation Safety Committee composed of NCSU faculty members who are currently authorized PIs.
In general, application for authorization to use radioactive materials (excluding
human or animal use) requires the submission of four forms directly to the RSO:
A. RS 01 - Application for Non-Human Use of Radioactive Material* Forms RS 03 and RS 04 may be required for technical staff and other personnel.
B. RS 02 - Training, Experience, Laboratory Staff, and Equipment Addenda
C. RS 03* - Radiation Safety Training and Experience
D. RS 04* - Dosimetry Service Request and Exposure History Form
When an unsealed source currently at NC State is to be moved from its location either within the same department or to another department or building, Radiation Safety must be notified prior to relocation or transfer of ownership (e.g., from one PI to another PI). A new Log-of-Use must be generated by Radiation Safety to allow the use of an unsealed source by another PI who must be approved for that particular radioisotope
These links to the NCSU Radiation Safety Manual describe the PI responsibilities and the application process:
Information for Lab Managers
Lab Manager support functions for PIs often involve assistance with these activities:
Radiation Safety Training - Ensuring lab workers have attended radiation safety training prior to being potentially exposed to radiation sources. Note that there are different training sessions depending on the type of potential radiation exposure (e.g., X-ray instrumentation versus radioactive materials use). Lab workers can register for the proper radiation safety training session at http://www.ncsu.edu/ehs/radiation/training.htm.
Radioactive Materials Inventories (pp. 18-20)
Log of Use Form (RS 8) - This form will be issued with every primary stock vial of unsealed radioactive material. The purpose is to track the use of the material used in experiments and subsequently transferred into lab waste containers. Once the primary vial is empty, send this form to the Radiation Safety Office for inventory adjustment. Maintain a copy in the PI’s lab for inspection purposes.
Laboratory Contamination Surveys (pp. 39-43)
Lab Survey Form (RS 9) - This form may be used for monthly contamination surveys in the laboratory. A schematic diagram of the lab should be drawn and swiped areas should be identified. For those labs requiring removable contamination surveys, a copy of the liquid scintillation counting results must be attached to the diagram and filed in the lab’s Radiation Safety notebook for review during quarterly (3-month frequency) inspections by Radiation Safety staff staff.
Pregnancy Declaration Form (RS 11) - This form is used by a radiation worker to formally make a voluntary pregnancy notification directly to the Radiation Safety staff. Pregnancy declaration is solely left to the radiation worker’s discretion, but is highly recommended both for the well-being of the worker and the developing fetus. This declaration should be made as soon as the radiation worker is aware of the pregnancy. Other paperwork and further consultation may be required if the radiation worker decides to submit the declaration form.
Radioactive Waste Disposal (pp. 21-26)
A request for collection of radioactive wastes from a lab is through the on-line HazTrak Waste Disposal link on the Radiation Safety web page. Access involves the following steps:
More information on radioactive waste disposal is available through this link:Radioactive Materials Purchases – Purchase of radioactive materials is through the on-line Order Isotopes link on the Radiation Safety web page. Access involves the following steps:
For assistance contact Radiation Safety at 515-2894.