• Radiation Safety in Scrap Recycling

  • Undetected radioactive material can have severe consequences in a scrap yard. In an effort increase awareness around radiation safety, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), in collaboration with The Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors (CRCPD) and the Indiana Department of Homeland Security (INDHS), released this video to help recycling workers in identifying radioactive sources, isolating the material, and notifying the proper authorities. The message in the video provides a simple and easy way to remember how to properly handle potential sources of radiation. It also emphasizes the importance of staying prepared, planning, and training staff to react if ever needed. ISRI also has other resources available for recycling professionals on the topic of radiation safety, including Radiation Awareness Flashcards. Recyclers with questions on radiation safety can contact ISRI’s safety team.
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