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X-RAY EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

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									                X-RAY EMERGENCY PROCEDURES

   Individuals who suspect that they have been exposed to the direct
   beam from any x-ray producing equipment shall:


      1. Immediately turn the equipment off.
      2. Call the Radiation Safety Office at 231-5364, before 5:00 pm or the
         Virginia Tech Police at 911 after 5:00 pm and weekends.
    If using a cell phone to dial 911, remember to identify your location for the operator.
      3. Notify one person from the laboratory line of authority.
      4. Remain in the area until the arrival of the Radiation Safety Officer or his /
         her designee.



                         EMERGENCY CONTACTS

                Name                       Office           Office            Home
                                           Address          Telephone         Telephone
Laboratory
Authority
Secondary
Contact
Other Contact

Other Contact



   Emergency Telephone Numbers               8 am to 5 pm                 After 5, weekends

   VT Radiation Safety Office                1-5364 (540.231.5364)               911
   VT Hazardous Material Safety              1-8758 (540.231.8758)               911
   Police                                           911                          911
   Rescue Squad                                     911                          911
   Fire                                             911                          911

   Off-campus sites should use 911 for local emergency response. Use the campus non-emergency
   number, (540) 231-6411, to contact VT support personnel as needed.


   RSO 0008
   3/3/08

								
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