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Radiation Producing Material

The Low-level Radioactive Waste Pickup and Removal Request Form is available online. Consult the Radiation Safety Fact Sheet for more information on Radioactive Waste.

The Chart of the Nuclides can be used to obtain the properties of the nuclides such as the percent abundance, disintegration energies, modes of decay and half life.

Radiation Producing Material
Radiation Safety orders, receives and monitors all radioactive materials; provides dosimetry service; calibrates all radiation monitors; and surveys laboratories and other areas utilizing radioactive materials


Manuals, Guidelines, Policies (Additional documents are located under the other Radiation Safety topics.)


Radiation Safety Training for use of Radioactive Material:

Maryland State and Federal regulations require that personnel using radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment must have radiation protection training. Personnel using equipment and radioactive materials (unsealed and sealed) without supervision must attend a Radiation Safety Training Class. Web based Radiation Safety Training for use of Radioactive Material is available. (Log in using your ARES/MARS Directory ID and Password)


Radiation Training for Transporting Radioactive Material:

The Radiation Safety Office at the University of Maryland has a training class for personnel who will package radioactive material, prepare shipping documents, mark and label containers, handle containers used in transporting, or operate a vehicle used to transport hazardous materials. Please call Brian Zidek at (301)-405-3987 or email Brian to set up a time.

Radiation Safety Refresher Training

Radiation Safety Refresher Training is required biannually for those who handle Radioactive Material.

Radioactive Waste Generator Training

Radioactive Waste Generator Training is required annually for those who generate and handle Radioactive Waste.