Laser and Radioactive Materials Safety

Radiation

The possession and usage of radioactive materials on Eastern Illinois University's campus is strictly regulated by the University's radioactive material license granted by the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety. Anyone possessing or using radioactive materials must report to the campus radiation safety officer (581-2925) as soon as possible to ensure that their activities comply with the conditions of the University's license.

Laser

The State of Illinois law presently requires all Class 3b and Class 4 lasers in the State to be registered with the Illinois Department of Nuclear Safety. Please contact my office to obtain an copy of the official registration forms. The State law also requires that: "The operator of any laser system is required to report to the Department any accidental injury to any individual in the course of use, handling, operation, manufacture, or discharge of any laser system."

  • It is the responsibility of the Laboratory Supervisor to ensure that all Class 3b and Class 4 lasers are registered with the Radiation Safety Section.
  • It is strongly recommended that laser warning signs and/or safety interlocks be used where significant laser hazards exist.

Douglas E. Brandt
Radiation Safety Officer
Laser Safety Officer