Portions of the laboratory should be designated as radioactive material work areas. Keep these areas isolated from other non-radioactive areas in order to reduce the likelihood of the spread of contamination. The radioactive material work areas should be clearly labeled and laboratory personnel not working with radionuclides should be restricted from these areas. Yellow and magenta rope, ribbon or tape and appropriate warning signs may be used for this purpose. These may be obtained from the R.S.O.
All radioactive material under the control of an AI shall be stored in a secure, lockable storage area. If more than one user shares a common facility, all radioactive material belonging to each AI shall be segregated in such a way that accidental transfer of material is unlikely.
C. Fume Hoods
A fume hood is necessary when working with volatile radionuclides (iodine) or when heating or stirring solutions containing radioactive materials. All work should be performed in a hood that has a capture velocity of 100 linear ft. / min. measured at a sash height of 18" and at least 60 linear ft./min. fully open.
Desirable characteristic of rad material fume hoods: