The Radiation Safety Program’s primary objective is to ensure that operations involving radioactive material are conducted according to policies and procedures designed to adequately protect public health and safety and maintain exposures ALARA. Regulatory compliance and consultation on the safe use of radioactive materials and analytical radiation producing equipment are key components of the program. We strive to be responsive to the needs of the University and the individual user.
ID: SEC-004 - Disposal of Regulated (Hazardous) Materials
ID: VPRS-001 - Prohibition of Food and Drink in Research Laboratories
ID: SEC-010 - Radiation Protection during Pregnancy
ID: SEC-031 - Required Reporting of "Events" Involving Radiation Exposure or Radioactive Material
ID: SEC-009 - Utilization of Radioactive Materials
Lead Used for Radiation Shielding
Periodically during inspections of radioactive material use areas, we find "bare" lead bricks and other pieces of lead shielding. These items must be coated or painted in some manner to prevent the spread of lead dust due to oxidation and potential transfer of lead to individuals handling these materials with bare hands. If you are using lead for shielding and it is not "encapsulated", please contact radiation safety for assistance with encapsulation.
NEVER dispose of lead in the regular trash or in radioactive or hazardous waste containers.
All disposal of lead must be through EHS, use this form to request an EHS pick-up of your lead waste.