The University of Central Florida uses sources of ionizing radiation for a variety of educational and research applications. UCF has established a radiation safety program (RSP) to ensure that work with radioactive materials and radiation machines is conducted in a manner that protects health and minimizes danger to life, property and the environment.
The Radiation Safety Manual is a guide to the safe use of radiation sources at the University. Its purpose is to describe some of the basic aspects of health physics (the science of radiation protection) and practical application of radiation safety principles in the laboratory, as well as the University’s radiation safety policies and procedures.
Beginning March 1, 2019, all Occupational Radiation Exposure and Termination Reports must be requested through email.
For the development of a Radiation Protection Program for your X-Ray device, contact the Radiation Safety Coordinator. EHS can assist with the development and provide templates depending on your machine’s classification.
This can be done by completing a DH Form 1107. UCF EHS can send this form into the FDOH BRC for you. Contact the Radiation Safety Coordinator for more information.
Radiation Safety Resources
Program Updates 2019 (May)
NRC guides: Occupational Exposure to Radiation
Florida Administrative Code - Control of Radiation Hazards
Health Physics Radiation Fact Sheets
NRC Biological Effects Fact Sheet
EPA Radiation Exposure Calculator
NRC Instruction Concerning Risks from Occupational Radiation Exposure
NRC Instructions Concerning Prenatal Radiation Exposure
United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Florida Department of Health Bureau of Radiation Control
Radiation Safety Requirements for X-Ray Equipment
Florida Statutes, Chapter 404 - Radiation
Radiation Training Materials
Radiation Safety Contacts
Radiation Safety Officer