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Radiation Safety

IN THE EVENT OF A RADIOLOGICAL EMERGENCY, CONTACT:
Radiation Safety Hotline: (404) 413-3540
If someone cannot be reached at this number, please review our Emergency Phone Numbers.

 
Georgia State University is licensed to possess certain radioactive materials by the state of Georgia. The laws require that certain “Standards for Protection Against Radiation” as set forth in Georgia Department of Natural Resources “Rules and Regulations for Radioactive Materials,” Chapter 391-3-17, must be enforced by persons holding such licenses. It is also required that all individuals working or frequenting areas where radioactive materials are stored or used shall be informed of the Basic Right-To-Know information that is stated “The State Notice To Employees Sign”. Further, users of X-ray and radiation producing machines are required by state law to comply with the “Rules and Regulations for X-ray,” Chapter 290-5-22.

The success of the Radiation Safety Program results from the cooperative efforts between the Radiation Protection Committee (RPC), the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), Principal Investigators (PI), and laboratory staff. Personnel must obtain required training and follow all procedures outlined under Obtaining Authorization to Order, Possess, and Use Radioactive Materials prior to conducting any work with radioactive materials at Georgia State.

IF YOU ARE PREGNANT, you have the option to declare your pregnancy as defined by Chapter 391-3-17 “Rules and Regulations for Radioactive Materials” by completing and submitting the Declaration of Pregnancy form.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Anthony Sanchez
Director, Research Safety Programs
Office of Research & Environmental Safety
Phone: (404) 413-3510
Email:  asanchez@gsu.edu
Quintena Tinson
Radiation Safety Officer
Office of Research & Environmental Safety
Phone: (404)413-3568
Email: qtinson@gsu.edu