Radiation Safety

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

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

Dosimetry

Office of Environment, Health & Safety
2021

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.

Radiation Safety

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

Pregnancy and Radiation

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.

Laboratory Safety Manual

The laboratory safety manual provides an overview of lab safety procedures and policies.

Labs and Research

Providing support, in the form of risk assessment, review, consultation(link sends e-mail), training, and the necessary resources and guidance for research at UC Berkeley.

Workplace Safety

California state regulations require every employer to establish, implement and maintain an effective Injury & Illness Prevention Program (IIPP). In August 2017, the University adopted a campuswide Workplace Safety Program that serves as the University’s central IIPP for creating a safe and healthful work environment. Having one program for the whole University helps to improve access, consistency, and usability across all departments. EH&S is the responsible department for overseeing the campuswide Workplace Safety Program. The campus Workplace Safety Program is based on the Injury...