Radiation Safety

The Radiation Safety Office (RSO) is responsible for and oversees the safe use of radiation and radioactive material on all University of Louisville campuses, University Hospital, and the James Graham Brown Cancer Center. The RSO performs services to insure compliance with State of Kentucky radioactive materials licenses, Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, and other pertinent laws, regulations and guidlines. It is also the lead agent to keeping radiation exposure to employees as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA). It consults as well with local agencies on radiation safety matters and maintains an active participation in professional organizations that are concerned with the practice of radiation safety.

Questions regarding the Radiation Safety Program can be directed to the Radiation Safety Officer, or call 852-5231.

Online Refresher Training for Radioactive Material Users - for Lab Personnel - The Quick Link will take you directly the the EHS Assist log-in to access the on-line refresher training, which must be completed annually.


Radiation Safety Committee Laser Safety MRI Safety


Radiation Safety Training Laser Safety Training

Forms & Documents

Radiation Safety Manual - for Human Use (PDF) Radiation Safety Manual - for Research Use (PDF)
Online Waste Pickup Form Application for Authorization to Use Radioactive Material (PDF)
Attachment to Authorization Application (PDF) Personnel Monitoring Badge Application Form (Word)
Dosimetry Use Instructions (PDF)

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Main Office

1800 Arthur Street

Louisville, Kentucky 40208


tel (502) 852-6670

fax (502) 852-0880

Department of Environmental Health And Safety

Radiation Safety Office

319 Abraham Flexner Way

Louisville, Kentucky 40202


tel (502) 852-5231

fax (502) 852-8911

Office Hours

M-F 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

No holiday hours

IH Service Account


IBC Service Account