REMEMBER: Radiation safety depends on YOU!
All equipment in the X-ray Lab is properly shielded and regularly checked for x-ray leakage. However, everybody has to understand the basic principles of danger of x-ray radiation exposure and how this can be avoided.
Only authorized users can be present and perform experiments in the X-ray Lab.
X-ray equipment has to be operated only according to the operations manual supplied by the manufacturer.
Know location and/or presence of primary and diffracted beams at all times.
No upgrades or incorrect use of equipment is allowed.
Overriding interlocks is prohibited.
Any questions or concerns: contact X-ray Lab manager.
Four Main Causes of Accidents:
Poor equipment configuration, e.g. unused beam ports not covered, interlock system is not engaged.
Manipulation of equipment when energized, e.g. adjustment of samples or alignment of optics when x-ray beam is on.
Equipment failure, e.g. shutter failure, warning light failure.
Inadequate training or violation of procedure, e.g. incorrect use of equipment, overriding interlocks.