Maintenance and Repairs of Fume Hood Exhaust System

Procedure for maintenance and repairs for fume hoods exhaust system where open sources radioactive material are used – March 12, 2018

Before performing repair and/or maintenance of a fume hood exhaust system marked “Radiation – Danger”, a radiation safety analysis is required.

Contact Radiation Protection Services (RPS) Team, Environmental Health and Safety Office prior to:

  1. Entering into the system;
  2. Performing any work on the exhaust system (maintenance, repairs, change of the filters, etc.);
  3. Disposing filters in order for RPS to confirm the proper disposal.

The RPS Team will conduct a radiation safety assessment, contamination survey as applicable, and communicate the recommendations to the worker, the supervisor, and/or the project manager.

Radiation Protection Services contact information

Sonoc, Sandu
Senior Radiation & Laser Safety Officer
416-978-2028
sandu.sonoc@utoronto.ca

Rocca, Hector
Health and Safety Officer
416-978-6846
hector.rocca@utoronto.ca

Ranganathan, Vani
Health and Safety Officer
416-946-3265
vanieshree.ranganathan@utoronto.ca