Learn about the operational details necessary to work safely with radioactive materials
and ionizing radiation at Saint Louis University. Below you will find institutional
and regulatory requirements, procedures, forms and other helpful resources.
Area Contamination Surveys
Area contamination surveys are required to be performed in accordance with established
Area Survey Form
Radiation dosimeters monitor the exposure of members of the Saint Louis University
community that utilize radionuclides or machine-produced radiation. Applications and
forms are available to initiate and maintain this service. Contact the radiation safety
specialist for further information or to receive a series code if your department
does not already utilize this service.
Emergency Spill Procedures
Access this information for detailed emergency procedures for radionuclides. Contact
radiation safety immediately in any case of personnel contamination, if assistance
is necessary for decontamination or for additional information.
Radioactive Spill Procedures
Notice to Employees (NRC-3 Form)
NRC Form 3
Radioactive Waste Packaging Instructions
Radioactive Waste Pickup Request
Survey meters (e.g., geiger counters) are required to be calibrated yearly (not to
exceed 12 months) or following any repair.
- Survey meters will be accepted for calibration in Doisy R-323 by appointment only.
Survey meters will not be accepted at the EHS main office.
- Please contact Lance Peters, Radiation Safety Specialist (314-977-6894 or email@example.com) to arrange for calibration. If he is unavailable, please contact Kevin Ferguson,
Associate Radiation Safety Officer (314-977-6896 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
- If your meter has already been calibrated by an outside vendor within past 12 months,
please forward a copy of the calibration certificate to Kevin Ferguson, Environmental
Health and Safety, C305 Caroline Hall.
- To request a loaner survey meter, complete the Loaner Survey Meter Request Form.
- Clinical Radiation Safety Training: Contact Kevin Ferguson, Associate Radiation Safety Officer (314-977-6896 or email@example.com) to schedule radiation safety training involving the clinical use of radioactive
materials or machine produced radiation (X-ray, fluoroscopically guided procedures,
- Research Use of Radioactive Materials - Radiation Safety Orientation for Non-Human
Use (Mandatory): All individuals (permit holders, faculty, technical staff, students, etc.) must attend
the Saint Louis University radiation safety orientation class and pass a written and
practical exam prior to any use of radioactive materials. View upcoming dates and sign-up for training here.