Laboratory Research Radiation Safety
The laboratory Research Radiation Safety program of Columbia University's of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) office is responsible, in conjunction with the Radiation Safety Committee, for the implementation of the radiation safety program in Columbia laboratories. The regulations of New York City and New York State DEC, as well as the terms of Columbia University's licenses, are implemented to ensure the safety of personnel, students and the environment at Columbia University Medical Center.
The Radiation Safety Office is also responsible for training, personnel monitoring, area surveys of certain locations, instrument calibration and radioactive waste management.
- Getting Started – Information on initiating the use of RAM in your laboratory
- Working with RAM – Materials and information useful for labs currently working with RAM
- User Manual for LION – Information on how to manage records of RAM permits, RAM inventory and RAM waste in the Laboratory Information Online Network (LION)
- Shutting Down – Information on suspending or terminating your lab’s use of RAM
- Radiation-Generating Equipment – Information for the use of irradiators, x-rays and other specialized equipment
- Use of RAM in Animals – Information and forms for the administration of radioisotopes in animal care protocols
- Lasers and Non-Ionizing Radiation - Lasers and other types of specialized equipment can produce non-ionizing radiation. Link provided to the Laser Safety program.
- Pregnancy and Working with RAM – Pregnant women in RAM laboratories are protected by certain regulations. Forms, information and procedures if you work with RAM and are pregnant or planning a pregnancy. Pregnancy Declaration Form link.
- Unescorted Access Guidelines