The Radiation Safety Office must order, receive and process all radioactive material shipments. This includes purchases, replacements, gifts and samples of material.

When ordering radioactive materials, completed radionuclide order forms (Appendix C) must be delivered, faxed (3-4752) or emailed to the Radiation Safety Office, 102 Animal Pathology Building, 0076, The Radiation Safety Office will place the order the same day if the request is received by 11:30 A.M. (if the approval requirements listed below are met). Orders received after 11:30 A.M. will be placed the next business day.

Complete the top portion of the order form. The following MUST be provided:

Supplier Department
Catalog Number Authorized User
Quantity, in mCi Phone Number
Radionuclide(s) Account Number
Chemical Form (Compound) Signature

Radiation Safety Office Review
The Radiation Safety Office will review the order request to determine the following:

  1. That the user has been authorized to use the type and quantity of radioactive material being ordered. The name of the Authorized User must be clearly indicated on the order.
  2. That the radioactive material being ordered will not cause the Authorized User's inventory limits to be exceeded.
  3. That the Authorized User is in full safety compliance, including responses to survey reports and training notices.
  4. That the Authorized User's radionuclide inventory reports are current.

When the above criteria are met, the order will be approved and placed. If the above criteria are not met, the Authorized User will be notified by telephone to expedite acquisition of the necessary information.

Receipt and Delivery of Orders
The Radiation Safety Office is open for receipt of radioactive materials shipments 8:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M., Monday - Friday, University holidays excepted. Packages are processed and monitored (as required by regulations), added to the Authorized User's inventory record and delivered to the lab, normally by 2:30 P.M., on the day of receipt.

Radiation Safety Manual | Order Form | Appendix B | Appendix D

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