University Safety and Assurances

Radiation Safety Program

The University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee is licensed by the State of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (license # 079-1324-01) to use byproduct radioactive materials, accelerator produced radionuclides, naturally occurring radionuclides, and machine produced radiation. The University also holds a U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission license to use by-product radionuclides (license # 48-09944-01) in field studies and aboard research vessels in areas regulated by the NRC.   The DHS and NRC both require that the use of radiation and radionuclides be strictly controlled to ensure that both the people using the materials and members of the general population receive as little radiation exposure as possible.

At UWM the Department of University Safety and Assurances, Radiation Safety Program, is responsible for ensuring that all uses of ionizing radiation are in compliance with existing DHS and NRC requirements. The Radiation Safety Program manages the safe use of radioactive material on campus via training, laboratory audits, laboratory surveys, radionuclide control and inventory, personal dosimetry and waste disposal.

If you would like additional information on the campus radiation safety program or other radiation-related topics, please contact the Radiation Safety Officer at 229-4275 or email Sharron Daly.