Radiation safety

The Office of Radiation Safety develops and implements safety programs for sources of radiation at ASU facilities. These sources include radioactive materials, ionizing radiation producing equipment, and lasers.

In managing these programs, Office of Radiation Safety staff must:

  • Comply with State and Federal regulations

  • Provide assurance to University personnel and the Tempe community that radiation sources are managed responsibly

  • Provide services to laboratories and facilities using radiation sources

To accomplish these goals, duties performed by the Office of Radiation Safety staff include:

  • Inspections and surveys of equipment and laboratories

  • Approval of procedures, facilities, and protective devices during use of sources

  • Maintain inventories of radiation sources

  • Train radiation source users, ASU Police officers, and Physical Plant personnel

  • Monitor radiation doses for individuals using ionizing radiation sources

  • Calibrate and maintain radiation detection equipment

  • Analyze samples from contamination surveys

  • Collect, process, and dispose of radioactive waste

  • Maintain records for review by regulatory inspectors

  • Prepare audits of ASU's radioactive material program

Training information

Training is available on campus at laboratory and class locations to accommodate class and research schedules. Please contact our office at 480-965-6140 or email radiation safety to schedule training.

Contact

Mail Code:
Mail Code
3501
Phone:
Phone
480-965-6140
Fax:
Fax
480-965-6609
Email:
Email
Map:

General Information

General Information

Radiation Safety
PO Box 873501
Tempe, AZ 85287-3501