Samir Shahat, Ph.D., Radiation Safety Officer
samir@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6890
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844

PSS Units

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Phone: (208) 885-6524
Fax: (208) 885-5969
Email

Public Safety & Security

Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162 
Moscow, ID 83844-3162
Phone: (208) 885-2254
Fax: (208) 885-9490

Emergency Management

Emergency Management
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7209
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Risk Management & Insurance

Risk Management & Insurance
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162
Moscow, ID 83844-3162 
Phone: (208) 885-7177
Fax: (208) 885-9490
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Security Services

Security Services
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7054
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Part 800: Reporting Radiation Incidents

800.10 Introduction
800.20 Reporting of Accidents or Incidents
800.30 Reporting Defects or Failure of Equipment


800.10 Introduction
- Accidents and incidents involving personnel exposures, radioactive contamination of personnel or facilities, and/or failure of equipment containing radioactive materials or producing radiation must be reported to the radiation safety officer as described below. Reporting of accidents and incidents will allow the radiation safety officer or designee to ensure individuals have been properly decontaminated and have received appropriate medical attention, areas have been decontaminated, releases to the environment have been controlled, and any reporting requirements to federal, state and local authorities have been complied with.


800.20 Reporting of Accidents or Incidents
:

(A) Any accident or incident as described below shall be reported to the radiation safety officer immediately:

(1) Any accident or incident involving skin contact with radioactive material by an individual.

(2) Any accident or incident involving exposure of an individual to airborne radioactive materials in excess of the limits specified in Part 900.

(3) Any accident or incident involving the release of more than one millicurie of radioisotope.

(4) Any accident or incident involving widespread radioactive contamination (i.e., an area greater than four ft2).

(5) Any accident or incident involving radioactive contamination of a public area.

(6) Any accident or incident involving the unapproved release of radioactive material to the environment.

(7) Any accident or incident involving a radiation dose or suspected dose of more than one hundred millirems.

(8) Any situation involving lost, stolen or missing radioactive material or radiation-producing equipment.

(9) If, during check-in procedures of a package of radioactive materials, contamination is detected on the surface of the outer package or if the container of radioactive material is broken, leaking, or severely contaminated.

(B) If there is any doubt as to whether or not an accident or incident should be reported, then it should be reported to the radiation safety officer.


800.30 Reporting Defects or Failure of Equipment
- Any defect or failure occurring in a piece of equipment which contains radioactive material or is capable of producing radiation must be reported to the radiation safety officer. A defect or failure is a situation which may or did cause an unnecessary radiation exposure, a loss of radioactive material, or a release of radioactive material.