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Sign up for annual lead shielding inspections

Posted on Thursday, Aug. 14, 2014 — 8:58 AM

Vanderbilt’s Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences will provide annual lead shielding inspections of lead-lined aprons, vests, skirts/kilts, thyroid collars, gonadal shields, gloves and vinyl-type mobile shields every Thursday from Oct. 2 to Dec. 11, from 3:30 to 9 p.m.

The Tennessee Department of Health and Environment, Radiological Health Division, requires personal protective lead shielding be inspected. The Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations and Vanderbilt require they be inspected visually and fluoroscopically each year.

Appointments for inspections must be made before Sept. 15. To schedule and appointment, contact David Martin at 343-0200, 835-5600 (pager) or at david.martin@vanderbilt.edu. Please provide your service’s cost center when scheduling an appointment.




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