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Vanderbilt University Medical Center Reporter

Annual lead shielding inspections offered

The Department of Radiology and Radiological Sciences will provide courtesy annual lead shielding inspections designated Tuesdays and every Thursday from mid-January to late May 2017 from 3:30 to approximately 9 p.m.

The Tennessee Department of Health and Environment, Radiological Health Division, requires inspection of personal protective lead shielding. Vanderbilt University Medical Center requires lead shielding be inspected visually and fluoroscopically annually.

Also, lead shielding inspections are a high priority with The Joint Commission, as evidenced during past visits, and as are verified during periodic Environment of Care (EOC) Surveys by VEHS, Environment of Care Teams.

Except for new lead shielding there is a per-piece late inspection fee ($10 per piece and $5 per thyroid collar) for personal protective lead shielding not inspected during this mid-January through late May 2017 inspection period.

Appointments for the inspection must be made no later than Jan 16, 2017. To schedule an appointment, contact David Martin at 615-343-0200, 615-835-5600 (pager), or at david.martin@vanderbilt.edu.




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