Basic Laboratory Design

A facility for handling radioactive material shall be located and designed so that the radiation doses to persons outside the facility can be maintained below applicable limits and are As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).


NCRP Report, No. 127, Section 4.1

10CFR 20

40 CFR 191


Sinks shall be constructed of impervious material such as stainless steel. Faucets should be foot-, elbow-, or knee-operated. Plumbing should be smooth and easily cleaned.


State of California, Department of Health Services, Radiologic Health Branch, Guide for the Preparation of Applications for Medical Programs (RH 2010 4/90)

NUREG 1556, Vol. 7, Appendix K

Safe Handling of Radionuclides, 1973 Edition, Section 3.3.3

Safe Handling of Radioactive Materials Handbook 92


When required, radiation shielding shall be approved by the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).


17 CCR


State of California, Department of Health Services, RH 2010 4/90


The RSO will determine whether “High, Very High, or Airborne” radiation areas exist, and will specify requirements.


17 CCR

10CFR 20

10 CFR 20.1601-2

NCRP, No. 127, Section 4


Floors shall be constructed of a seamless material, preferably made of a single piece without grouting. The surface should be sealed and uncarpeted to allow easy cleaning.


NCRP Report, No. 127, Section 4.6