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Radiation Safety

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The University's Radiation Safety Program was established to ensure that the use of radioisotopes at its facilities is done safely and in accordance with Federal and State requirements.

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Some of the services provided by this program include the following:

  • Ensure that employees receive training programs on general and specific safety and health practices necessary for radioisotope handling.
  • Provide accurate inventory tracking of radioisotopes in use, in waste, and in storage.
  • Provide calibration of Geiger-Mueller detectors used for contamination surveys.
  • Maintains exposure records for radiation workers and provides radiation dosimeters required by the regulations.
  • Maintains records on training, inspections, and surveys as required by NRC.
  • Provides leak testing for all sealed sources.
  • Provides radioactive waste disposal.

The Radiation Safety Program is administered through the UH Mānoa EHSO. Please see the Radiation Safety page for program information.