All calculations for lead shielding requirements should be determined by a qualified health radiation physicist or other radiation "expert" as defined by NCRP or ICRP, and currently recognized by the state/providence/region/area in which the project occurs.
Customer or end user should have all radiation shielding projects completely tested and surveyed by their original project radiation physicist of record, who must be a qualified radiation health physicist or other radiation "expert" as defined by either NCRP or ICRP, after installation and prior to occupancy and use.
*Please see Diagnostic Radiation Shielding Considerations for more information.
These materials and products are for medical use and industrial applications only.
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All calculations for lead shielding requirements should be calculated and determined by customer or end users independent qualified health radiation physicist.
CUSTOMER OR END USER SHOULD HAVE ALL RADIATION SHIELDING PROJECTS COMPLETELY TESTED AND SURVEYED BY THE ORIGINAL PROJECT RADIATION PHYSICIST AFTER INSTALLATION AND PRIOR TO ANY OCCUPANCY AND USE.
Here is a very brief summary guide of just some of the required lead material handling and stocking of project procedures:
Disclaimer: These procedures are provided as a courtesy and do not fully reflect an entire complete lead handling safety program or IPP. This is the individual responsibility of the persons and companies involved in each project to review all local, state and federal health, safety and environmental laws, codes and regulations, and unique project conditions. Ray-Bar does not guarantee or assume any responsibility of accuracy in the information provided herein. Lead abatement procedures and protocols do not apply to stocking or installing new lead construction materials as long as there are no demolition activities.
Lead backed drywall must always be kept out of the sun and stored in a cool dry place.
Lead backed drywall panels are very heavy and must be secured and stocked flat on a level ground surface on a minimum of 4 or more evenly spaced sleuters or other blocking. Never lean the panels against a wall or vertical surface because they may fall and cause damage or injury.
This is only for new stocking for an installation of new lead materials and does not involve any demolition or lead abatement procedures or protocols:
- Ray-Bar does not provide abatement services, demolition, or perform services potentially disturbing any existing lead materials.
- All trades are to be complete with framing, all utility rough-ins and related inspections prior to scheduling stocking of any lead containing materials. The contractor is fully responsible to coordinate, inform and strictly control all related trades and subcontractors.
- Rooms should be completely clean of debris, refuse and other trades and subcontractors materials, products, or personnel prior to stockers’ arrival.
- No other trades or persons are to occupy or enter rooms at any time during stocking, storage or installation of lead containing materials. The contractor is fully responsible to notify and advise all potentially related trades, subcontractors and other persons of this important requirement.
- Yellow caution tape should be applied around room prior to stocking, and remain during storage installation, and final clean-up of all debris.
- Yellow caution signs should be posted stating: "No Admittance --Lead Work in Progress--Authorized and Properly Trained Personnel Only."
- Sticky mats for dust and debris control should be installed on the floor of the entrance to each room.
- All stockers must be trained and knowledgeable in the safe handling and good hygiene practices. They must review the MSDS of all lead materials and products utilized on each project.
- All materials for installation will be only stocked in the actual room they are to be installed in.
- All stockers must wear new Tyvek work overalls and protective gloves daily.
- All stockers must wear approved construction grade work boots (no tennis or athletic shoes).
- All stockers must never take and/or wear work uniforms, gloves or work boots home.
- Stockers must never chew gum or use any tobacco products when handling lead products.
- Stockers must never touch their face, or put fingers in mouth or nose when handling lead products and must wash thoroughly prior to touching face, mouth or nose.
- Stockers must thoroughly clean face, arms and hands including under finger nails prior to eating, drinking, leaving room and/or leaving the premises.
- Absolutely no food or drink storage, or eating or drinking is permitted in the stocking and installation room(s).
- Stockers must bring clean TSP wash-wipes (for hands) to jobsite daily.
- Stockers must be trained, tested, acquire medical clearance and wear NIOSH N100 rated respirators only if performing "trigger tasks" as defined by Fed OSHA or Cal-OSHA 1532.
- No other trades or persons may pick up, touch, remove, handle or clean up sheet lead trimmings, remnants or lead containing materials / products.
- The contractor is fully responsible to notify and advise all related trades, subcontractors and other persons.
- Lead containing remnants must be properly disposed or recycled in compliance with all current local state and federal health, safety and environmental laws, codes and regulations.
- Lead containing remnants must never be allowed to be thrown into general waste or trash, or taken home.
- Rooms must be thoroughly cleaned and HEPA vacuumed and TSP wet mopped by installers when their installation is complete, prior to leaving premises.
Above is a summary guide of some of the lead handling and material stocking project procedures. These procedures are provided as a courtesy. They do not reflect a complete lead handling safety program, or IPP or potential monitoring requirements. It is the responsibility of the persons and companies involved in each project to review all applicable current local state and federal health, safety and environmental laws, codes, regulations, MSDS and unique project conditions.