Using Rad Materials

Shipping

Transportation of radioactive materials is regulated by the Massachusetts DPH, U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U. S. Department of Transportation (DOT), and the U.S. Postal Service. These regulations require that the university maintain a central inventory of all radiation sources.  Therefore, all radiation source shipments must be approved and documented by the Radiation Safety Office.  

Radioactive materials may be transferred only to another Authorized User, either at the University or another institution. Only Radiation Safety Personnel may transfer radiological sources and products between buildings or campuses. If the transfer is to another institution, allow enough time for the Radiation Safety Office to work with the other institution’s Radiation Safety Office and complete the appropriate paperwork. Authorized Users who may need to ship radioactive material frequently may be trained in the Radiation Safety Office procedure HPP-3: “Shipment of Radioactive Material" to obtain a degree of autonomy in radiation shipments.