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Working with RAM

Welcome to the “Working with RAM” section of the Research Radiation Safety website.  The following links and materials are designed to assist laboratories and Investigators who are currently working with RAM to maintain compliance and safe work practices.  Please contact the Radiation Safety program at EH&S for additional information or with any questions or concerns.

  • Safe Use RAM - Basic information on engineering and administrative controls and safe work practices for use with RAM
  • Laboratory Surveys– Information on surveying your laboratory for radioactive contamination before, during and after experimental procedures.
  • Monitoring –Information on selecting and using the appropriate monitoring instrument(s) for your work.
  • Audits (Quarterly RS) - Labs which use and/or possess RAM are required to undergo quarterly audits.  Information on preparing for your lab’s  audit can be found by clicking the highlighted link.

All laboratories and departments that use radiation or possess radioactive materials are required to undergo quarterly audits.  These audits are performed by a member of the Environmental Health and Safety Program staff, and include records review, contamination surveys and an examination of other compliance requirements and best practices in your lab.  A copy of the survey form, as well as other useful links to prepare for your lab’s audits, can be found by clicking here. 

Revised Feb, 2012