Radiation Safety Program

Radiation Safety serves and supports the goals of the university, enabling the safe and compliant use of radiation and radioactive materials using a customer-centered approach to service.

The Radiation Safety Program is responsible for assisting the University community in the safe use of ionizing radiation including radioactive materials (RAM) and radiation producing machines. The program is designed to protect registered radiation users, staff, students, and the general public from radiation exposure, and ensure the safe receipt, handling, use and storage of radiation and radioactive material.  The program assists users to maintain all radiation exposures As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and to ensure operations are in compliance with applicable state and federal regulations.

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Please complete and submit this form to become an authorized owner and user of Class 3b and 4... read more

X-ray machines must be registered with the Radiation Safety Office. All Principle Investigators... read more

Laboratories which house and use lasers must be labeled with signage alerting those who might... read more

This document details essential information required for work with Uranium and Thorium compounds... read more

Facts About Ionizing Radiation Radiation cannot be discerned by human senses. Radiation and... read more

This SOP outlines the requirements and best practices for use of laser cutters on campus. All... read more

Enclosure is always the preferred method of protection from laser as it will isolate or minimize... read more

Laser pointers can be hazardous when used improperly.  The level of hazard is dependent on the... read more

The light produced by a laser has a unique combination of spatial coherence (all waves in "step... read more

Welcome to UMass Amherst!  The following is meant to provide basic information to new principal... read more

The authorized user (Principle Investigator) must file a ... read more

Please use this guide to check and modify your laser and x-ray generating equipment inventory in... read more

Please use this form to update your permit to use radioisotopes or to add additional isotopes to... read more

This document includes a letter to Prospective Radiation Users from Environmental Health and... read more

University of Massachusetts Amherst (UMass) has an on-site Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). The... read more

New radiation workers must complete the radiation safety training record form linked above. ... read more

Every time you dispose of radioactive materials you must fill out the Radioisotope Inventory... read more

The UV radiation generated by laboratory equipment can exceed recommended exposure limits and... read more