Radiation Safety

The EHS office and Radiation Safety Officers are committed to ensuring radiation workers receive any assistance necessary to keep their radiation exposure as low as they reasonably can.  We strive to be a resource that workers can contact at any time and be assured that they will receive clearly communicated, effective, and friendly advice on any radiation safety needs.

Radiation Safety Manual:  Link to the Radiation Safety Manual (Revised 7/22/2014)

As part of the KUMC Radioactive Materials license, the Radiation Safety Manual details the policies and regulations applicable to the handling of radioactive materials and radiation–producing equipment at the University of Kansas Medical Center.  The Radiation Safety Manual is designed to be a practical guide for the ordering, possession, use and disposal of radioactive material and radiation-producing equipment at KUMC.

However, the manual cannot cover every contingency or question.  Detailed information on the regulations and policies may always be obtained from the EHS Office by contacting us by phone, email, or in person (G032 Wescoe).

Failure by University personnel to observe these policies and regulations may result in citations, fines and/or removal of the University’s Radioactive Materials License by state or federal agencies.  It could also result in warnings and/or other actions, which could include the removal of authorization to use radioactive materials, by the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) or by the Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) Office.

Radiation Waste Collection Procedure

Radioactive waste is removed from the lab by the Environment, Health, and Safety (EHS) Office.

  • To request a pick up of radioactive waste, send an e-mail to the EHS Office
  • Please let us know if you will need new empty containers.
  • If you are contacting the EHS Office on behalf of the Authorized User, please identify the Authorized User in your email.
  • The EHS Office will come to your laboratory to pick up the waste.  Arrangements should be made to ensure a knowledgeable radioactive materials user is available in the lab to confirm inventory and waste collection information.
  • If you have any questions about this procedure, please contact the EHS Office at 913-588-6126.

KDHE Regulations

Last modified: Jul 14, 2015
Contact Us

Andrea Shipp
Radiation Safety Officer

Rick Sundell
Assistant Radiation Safety Officer