Radiation safety at McGill is strictly regulated. The University has instituted policies, controls and services to insure all University and affiliated institution activities involving radioactive materials are performed in such a way as to protect students, staff, patients, and the general public from radiation exposure and/or contamination.
Radiation Safety Services
Find out what services we offer to the McGill community.
To obtain radioisotopes at McGill, you need a permit and myLab training (Radiation Module). Only once you have obtained these, are you eligible to purchase radioisotopes using MMP (McGill MarketPlace) system.
Spill Emergency Response
Procedures for dealing with radioisotope spills.
Radioactive Waste Disposal
The Hazardous Waste Management office explains how to properly manage and store radioactive wastes of various kinds.
To obtain radiation safety forms for your lab, please click here.
You will find McGill's policies on radiation detailed in the Radiation Safety Policy Manual, Edition 6.0.
This version is only available on the net and it is an update of the printed version 5 of the document. It contains sections describing the University Labratory Safety Committee, Laboratory work area and personal protective equipment.
University Laboratory Safety Committee
As of autumn 2003, the radiation safety committee was discontinued and replaced by the University Laboratory Safety Committee. All matters regarding radiation safety will be dealt in this new committee. For information click here.
These radiation web pages are intended to provide a reference to current regulations and to serve as a guide to acceptable methods of practice. They are not intended to serve as an introduction in radiation safety. Workers new to the field must attend the first available radiation safety training course offered before the start of radiation work.