Radiation Safety

Safely handle radiation in your research

Radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices are important tools in modern scientific research and in the diagnosis and treatment of disease. However, radiation also can be potentially hazardous to human health.

The radiation safety program at IU minimizes the hazards involved with radiation and radioactive materials in related research. Procedures and prerequisites differ between IU Bloomington and IUPUI campuses.

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Radiation safety procedures include—but are not limited to:

  • Radiation safety inspections of radioactive materials labs and radiation producing equipment
  • Leak testing of sealed sources
  • Training workers that use radioactive material or radiation producing equipment
  • Calibration of radiation survey instruments
  • Radioactive waste disposal
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