Safety precautions when using radioactive sources
safety precautions should be observed when using radioactive sources.
If you are under 16 do
not use the sources.
Never handle a source directly.
tongs or tweezers.
Keep as far away from a source as
Never open a sealed radioactive source.
Keep a record of
the use of any radioactive source
Always return the source to its lead
container after use.
Keep the sources locked away in a secure cupboard
when not in use.
Report any accidents immediately.
Never point a
source towards anyone, including yourself.
materials are in use the symbol shown above should always be displayed to warn other
people, since radioactivity is invisible.