Environmental Health and Safety

Environmental Health and Safety

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Radiation Protection Program

The Principal of Queen's University has appointed the University Radiation Safety Committee to carry out the advisory responsibilities for the overall operation of the University Radiation Safety Program. The Queen's University Radiation Safety policy requires that all activities involving radiation or devices emitting ionizing radiation be conducted so as to keep hazards from radiation to a minimum. The university is committed to ensuring that all exposures are kept as low as reasonably achievable.

The purpose of the Radiation Safety Policy and Procedures is to ensure the safe and knowledgeable use of radiation sources and devices in research and teaching at the University and will apply to all activities which utilize radioisotopes and radiation emitting devices including:

  • University teaching programs and University research projects;
  • Research involving the use of University facilities;
  • Research funded by other agencies through the University;
  • Any other projects that the Committee deems are within the jurisdiction of the Committee.

Radiation Policies and Procedures

For information and assistance contact Shelagh Mirski at 32999 or email shelagh.mirski@queensu.ca