The use of radioactive materials and radiation producing machines is essential for many instructional and research endeavors. At this university, all activities related to the acquisition, use, disposal, and shipping of radioactive materials or machines which produce ionizing radiation are overseen by the Radiation Safety Office and the Radiation Safety Committee.
With guidance and oversight provided by the Radiation Safety Committee, the Radiation Safety Program is designed to assure compliance with with all state, federal, and local laws, regulations and guidelines.
Operationally, the Radiation Safety Program is administered with a "customer focused" approach. Through continuous improvement initiatives Radiation Safety strives for goals of facilitating research, minimizing costs, maximizing safety of personnel, and minimizing potential impact to the environment while assuring the highest level of compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.
Radiation Safety activities are coordinated and implemented through the Environmental Health and Safety Office (EHS). If you have questions, concerns, or suggestions for program improvements please contact the campus Radiation Safety Officer, or call (323)343-3546. We encourage and invite you to visit our office, located in Corporate Yard 244, to share your ideas for enhancing the overall effectiveness of the Radiation Safety Program.
Emergency Procedures (pdf)
Contamination Control Video (wmv video)
Provided by the NIH, Division of Radiation Safety
Radiation Safety Training (pdf 9MB)