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Safety precautions when using radioactive sources

The following safety precautions should be observed when using radioactive sources.

If you are under 16 do not use the sources.

Never handle a source directly.

Always use tongs or tweezers.

Keep as far away from a source as possible.

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.

Wherever radioactive materials are in use the symbol shown above should always be displayed to warn other people, since radioactivity is invisible.
© Keith Gibbs 2010