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Radiation Emergency on the NIH Campus:
During normal working hours, call the Radiation Safety Branch at 496-5774.
After regular working hours, call 116
A Radiation Emergency is the accidental overexposure of any person to radiation from either radioactive materials or from radiation generators such as x-ray machines, or the accidental spilling of radioactive material onto people, floors, etc.
What to do: confine the contamination using absorbent mateial to keep it from spreading. Remove contaminated clothes and shoes before going to a clean area. Wash any body parts which have come into contact with radioactive material. Call the numbers above. If a patient is involved, also call the physician in charge, then the Chief of Nursing Service or the Nursing Supervisor.
Other telephone numbers for Radiation Safety:
Radiation Safety Branch 496-5774
NIH Radiation Safety Committee 496-2254
Radiation Safety Surveillance (film badges, total body counts) 496-9757
Radiation Safety Training 496-2255
Radioactive Waste Pickup 496-4451