Radiation Safety Standards

The use of radioactive materials/radiation producing devices requires training, experience and authorization. EH&S provides a course outline and the procedure to become an authorized user under FIU radioactive materials license.

FIU researchers can use radioactive materials only after they complete training and experience requirements. The laboratory for the use of radioactive materials must also be authorized.

All applications for authorization and purchase of radioactive materials are processed through the Radiation Safety Office. Radioactive materials are received at the Radiation Safety Office and delivered to the labs. Authorized users must maintain accurate inventories and current radiation survey records. All radioactive materials must be kept secure.