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The mission of the University of Alabama Radiation Safety Program is to provide the means necessary for personnel to protect themselves, their coworkers, the general public, and the environment from detrimental effects of radioactive materials and radiation generating equipment used under the UA Radiation Safety Program. Its mission is also to provide day- to-day oversight and services to meet the goals of the UA Lab Safety and UA Radiation Safety Programs. The University of Alabama uses radioactive isotopes and radiation generating equipment under a general license from the Alabama Department of Public Health, Office of Radiation Control.  For the purposes of this program, UA is treated as an single entity.  Therefore the license for the possession and use of radioactive isotopes and radiation generating equipment is issued to the institution, which in terms approves and sublicenses individual users within UA. Registration of Personnel In Order to work in an area with sources you must have training and be registered under the sublicense responsible for that particular area. Registration is on a case by case basis and is dependent on training, experience and the nature of the lab in question. Training does not entitle individuals to work in all radiation source areas. In addition, regulations require an accurate and lab specific registration of personnel. Sublicenses and their corresponding Registration of Personnel follows. In order to view the registration of personnel click on the sublicensee.

Radiation Waste

Application For Sublicense To Use Radioactive Sources

SOP Templates

Minors in Laboratories

Radiation Training

  • Initial radiation training
  • Annual radiation training


Request pickup of unwanted radioactive waste