Radiation Safety

At Tufts University, the Radiation Safety Program provides guidance on all sources of ionizing radiation and non-ionizing radiation. Ionizing radiation sources include radioactive materials and x-ray machines while non-ionizing radiation includes lasers and ultraviolet radiation sources.

Radiation Safety Contacts

Policies & Guides

As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)
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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Radiation Control Program: “Notice to Employees”
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Radiofrequency and Microwave Radiation
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Radiofrequency and Other Non-ionizing Sources Radiation Safety Policies and Procedures Manual for Tufts University
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Radiation Safety Committee Policies and Procedures Manual for Tufts University
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Security Policy for Radioactive Materials
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Radiation Spill Procedure
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Ultraviolet Radiation
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X-ray Machine (Ionizing radiation producing machines) Safety
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Forms

The following forms are provided to assist those either working with radioactive materials or radiation producing machines while conducting research at Tufts University. Please fax all completed forms to 617-636-2419.

RSP-001: Radioactive Materials Permit Application
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RSP-004: Radioactive Materials Sponsorship Request
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RSP-005: Radioactive Materials Principal Investigator Applicant Training and Experience
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RSP-006: Radiological Worker Registration
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RSP-007: Radiation Safety Investigation
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RSP-009: Principal Investigator Exam Preparation Guide, Non Human-Use
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RSP-011: Radiation Worker Declaration of Pregnancy
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RSP-013: Radioactive Materials Procurement (Boston Campus) Blanket Order Request
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RSP-014: Radioactive Materials Procurement (Grafton-Nuclear Medicine)
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RSP-015: Radioactive Materials Inter-Permit Transfer
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RSP-061: Radiation Dosimetry Badge Procedure
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RSP-062: Electronic RAD-60 Dosimeter Procedure
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RSP-063: Radiation Dosimetry Location
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RSP-072: Radiation Producing Machines Permit Application
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