Environmental, Health and Safety Services

Program Summary

Applies to:

This program applies to all individuals who plan on using radioisotopes in their research or during diagnostic procedures such as Nuclear Medicine, and support related analytical instruments such as moisture and density gauges.


All researchers must develop protocols and obtain authorization before beginning work. In addition, specific training requirements must be met and approvals given by the Radiation Safety Committee and/or the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). Principles for working safely, general procedure requirements, and details for area set-up are included in the written program. Failure to follow or meet expectations may lead to a loss of approval for radioisotope use at the university.