Radiation Protection

Radiation Protection

EH&S is responsible for managing ionizing and non-ionizing radiation at Harvard. In addition, we provide safety training and guidance for those working with radiation. Our top priority is to keep our personnel, laboratories, and facilities safe.

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Department Update

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health's Radiation Control Program was on campus for 2 days in January to inspect Harvard's Radioactive Material License. After inspecting records, auditing laboratories, and interviewing material users, they were happy with the program here. We passed with no-violations. Congratulations to all radioactive materials users for maintaining excellent safety standards!

Did You Know?

The Radiation Protection Office provides "Radiation Hazard Assessments" on an as-needed basis. If you are starting a new procedure, or just want a new set of eyes to review what you've been doing, we will gladly stop by and offer you our opinion. Please contact to schedule your assessment.