Module 11: U of T Emergency Procedure

11.1   Emergency Involving Radioactive Materials

For emergencies involving radioactive materials please apple the procedure Item 3.2 for the U of T Radiation Safety Procedures and Policies Manual

11.2   Emergency Involving X-ray Instruments

In case of emergencies involving radiation-producing instruments (X-ray):

  • Turn off the machine and unplug or shut off the circuit breaker for that particular machine; do not change the experimental setting
  • In case of injury to personnel, call the RPS at 416.978.2028 or U of T Campus Police
  • Notify the laboratory supervisor
  • Record all information about the incident (e.g., operating voltage and current, exposure time, distance from radiation source) and provide this information to the RPS representative