Transferring Radioisotopes Between Princeton
Transfers of radioactive materials between Princeton University Authorized
Users are permitted under the following conditions:
- Transfers of sealed sources or plated sources are not permitted without
written authorization from EHS.
- Transfer of open sources are permitted under the following conditions:
- The lab which originally possesses the material (the transferring
lab) is responsible for ensuring that the lab asking to receive
the material (the recipient lab) is authorized to possess the
radioisotope in question, prior to the transfer.
- In order to determine whether the recipient laboratory is
appropriately authorized, the transferring laboratory may either
contact EHS to inquire about the recipient laboratory’s
authorization prior to the transfer or the transferring lab may
follow the EHS web-based procedure for verifying the recipient’s
lab’s authorization and for sending e-mail notification
of the transfer to EHS. If the transferring laboratory uses the
web-based procedure, prior notification to EHS and prior approval
by EHS of the transfer is not required.
- The transferring lab must make a notation on the original
Vial Use Log indicating that the transfer has occurred.
- When appropriate (for example, when an entire vial is being
transferred), EHS will make the appropriate inventory adjustments
and will provide the recipient lab with a new Vial Use Log for
the transferred vial.
- Transfers must comply with requirements for transporting materials,
as described in the Princeton University Radiation Safety Manual.
Established February 2004 by the Radiation
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