The University of Arizona

New Radiation Worker

Radioactive Material

Radioactive Material Shipping Address:

Tucson:
ATTN: Research Laboratory & Safety Services
Medical Receiving Dock
1501 N. Campbell Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85724

Phoenix:
Research Laboratory & Safety Services
University of Arizona
College of Medicine, Phoenix Campus
425 N. 5th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004

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Campus Mail:
PO Box 245101

Phone: (520) 626-6850
Fax: 620-626-2583

rlss-help@email.arizona.edu


Mailing Address:
Research Laboratory & Safety Services
PO Box 245101
Tucson, AZ 85724

Street Address:
1717 E. Speedway Blvd, Suite 1201
Tucson, AZ 85719

Training

Workers who intend to handle radioactive material (RAM), document RAM inventory, or perform RAM contamination surveys are required to enroll and complete the Radioactive Material Protection Course (RMPC).

The Approval Holder (AH) or Approval Safety Coordinator (ASC) must initiate the process by emailing rlss-rad-support@email.arizona.edu with the following information:

  • Worker’s legal name
  • Official work email address
  • Approval Name and Number

The worker, AH and ASC will be notified of their status throughout the process.

Contact Research Laboratory & Safety Services at (520) 626-6850 with questions.

Pregnancy

Research Laboratory & Safety Services provides pregnancy counseling for radiation workers. This is a voluntary program available to all University of Arizona, Banner - University Medical Center, and El Rio personnel.

Counseling is provided for radiation workers who are pregnant, suspect they may be pregnant, or who are planning a pregnancy. The counseling appointment will include a review of the work situation, an evaluation of monitoring requirements, and a discussion of the risks of radiation exposure during pregnancy. Formal declaration of one's pregnancy is voluntary and may be made following counseling.

Contact Research Laboratory & Safety Services at (520) 626-6850 to schedule an appointment.

Radiation Dosimetry

Research Laboratory & Safety Services (RLSS) evaluates individuals working with radiation to determine if radiation monitoring is required. This determination is done when an individual responds to an online invitation from RLSS.

Radiation dosimetry for wet chemistry applications of radioactive materials may require a bioassay either in vitro or in vivo analysis. RLSS offers the following bioassays:

  • Urine bioassay
  • Thyroid bioassay

There is a $25.00 fee assessed when dosimeters are late or missing according to the Unreturned Dosimeter Policy.

Dosimeters are worn only at the facility or department for which they were issued. They are not to be worn at secondary locations of employment. Request a dosimeter for each place of employment.

Contact Research Laboratory & Safety Services at (520) 626-6850 with questions or concerns.