|Approved on April 18, 2007||Signatures and dates
on archival copy
Director of Purchasing
|Roderick J. McDavis|
The following policies provide information on the control, storage, and use of animals and hazardous materials:
To order radioactive materials, a potential user must complete an Application to Possess and Use Radionuclides, and submit it to the RSC for review. Once the RSC has approved the application, the licensed user generates a Requisition, as specified in the Radiation Safety Handbook, which is available from EHS. The Requisition is sent to EHS. If EHS approves the Requisition they then send it on to the General Accounting and Financial Reporting Office (GAFR) for budgetary approval. GAFR sends it on to the Purchasing and Contracting Office for order placement. Purchasing will distribute a copy of the Purchase Order to the radioisotope user and to EHS. All Purchase Orders for radioactive materials must designate that the radioactive items will be shipped to EHS. Unauthorized personnel must not open packages containing radioactive materials.
If the user has a blanket order, he or she may order radioisotopes directly, by calling the supplier of the material and referencing the blanket order number. Before ordering, the user must access the new Online Radioactive Isotope Tracking System (ORITS), to report the order information. Access to this system is granted by Environmental Health and Safety only upon completion of specific training. Contact EHS for details at 593-1661.
The department requesting the purchase of any substance is responsible for evaluating the substance for physical and health hazards. The basic steps are to examine catalogs or advertisements from the supplier, and if necessary, request a current Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) from the supplier. Information about special conditions, and help with evaluating potential hazards, may be obtained from EHS.
If a substance is hazardous by the above criteria, then the user must establish safe handling procedures before ordering. If an MSDS has not yet been obtained, the user should request it when ordering. Any MSDSs received should be filed for easy access by those using the substance, and a copy should be sent to EHS.
Anyone wishing to use live vertebrate animals at Ohio University for research, teaching, or testing must have that use reviewed and approved by the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) prior to order or use. After IACUC approval, animals may be ordered by contacting the Laboratory Animal Resources ("LAR") office within Research Compliance. At that time, a University account number, on which to charge the cost of the animals, must be provided to the LAR. Whenever possible, LAR will place an order on behalf of the end-user using a university purchasing card. Only LAR personnel are authorized to purchase animals using a purchasing card. Where a purchasing card cannot be used, animals may be ordered by sending a Requisition, including the IACUC approval number, to LAR for approval. The Requisition must designate that the animals be delivered to LAR. LAR personnel will designate the appropriate delivery site when they sign the Requisition.
Unauthorized persons should not open packages containing animals. After the receipt of animals by LAR, the animals will be checked for general health and well-being prior to delivery to the user.
LAR is the only campus entity authorized to grant exceptions to this animal purchasing policy.
|Dick Piccard revised this file (http://www.ohio.edu/policy/55-031.html) on May 15, 2013.|