Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety oversees and facilitates the use of radiation sources in research and instruction; helping to ensure safety and regulatory compliance.

Dispose of Waste

Master list of waste types is displayed below. Note: If you cannot find the item that you are trying to get rid of in this list, please contact EH&S at ehs@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-3073. collapse all expand all Aerosol Cans

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Radiation Principal Investigators

Obtain a New Radiation Use Authorization

An approved RUA is required before purchasing or using any source of ionizing radiation.

To apply for an RUA, complete an RUA Application and a ...

Radiation Safety Recharge Authorization Form

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This form authorizes EH&S to recharge the account specified below for radiation safety services. To establish your radiation safety account, complete and submit this form. Following receipt of this completed form, the account will be activated/updated. It will be debited automatically for annual RUA fees or after special Radiation Safety services have been provided. Services are recharged at the rates posted on the website of the Office of the Controller at ...

Declaration of Pregnancy and Withdrawal of Pregnancy Declaration

Office of Environment, Health & Safety

If you are a radiation worker that is pregnant or considering becoming pregnant, additional radiation safety information is available at the links below. You may also contact Radiation Safety directly at radsafety@berkeley.edu or by telephone at (510) 642-3073 for more information.

Pregnancy and Radiation Handout


Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Radiation Survey Meters

Radiation survey meters are a great tool to locate contamination in the lab. The proper selection of a meter is important. The following outlines appropriate survey probes and procurement information. All of these probes can be attached to an appropriate ratemeter such as a Ludlum 3, Bicron Surveyor, and Radeye GX. NOTE: Please contact Radiation Safety before you purchase a new instrument so that we can confirm that we will be able to calibrate your equipment (or you may be required to send it back to the manufacturer for calibration)....

Radiation Users

Ordering Radioactive Material

Please follow the steps below:

Log in to the online Radiation Safety Information System (RSIS) and put in a request for the radionuclide you wish to order.

You will receive a Material Request Approval Number via email once your order request has been approved. The Material Request Approval Number for each item ordered must be included in your Bear...

Radiation Emergency Procedures

Notify Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) as soon as possible in case of area or personnel contamination or excessive exposure to radiation and prior to attempting extensive area decontamination.

Non-life threatening radiation emergency during normal business hours, Call EH&S at (510) 642-3073.

Non-life threatening radiation emergency after normal business hours, Call (510) 642-6760 from a cell phone.