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Radiation Safety Supplies

We have a variety of recycled radiation safety supplies obtained from radioactive material laboratories throughout the UNC campus. These items can help your radiation workers maintain radiation exposure ALARA, allow you to save a few bucks, reduce waste, and support the University’s mission in being good stewards of its resources and materials. If we have an item that your lab can make good use of, it is available to you free of charge.

Available items often include:

  • Plexiglass sheets
  • Work-around shields
  • Boxes and other specialty containers
  • Lead bricks and foil
  • Survey meters (available on a loaner basis)

Many of the items are custom made and are available in different shapes and sizes. Please contact the Radiation Safety Office with a description of what you need, including any required dimensions and the nuclide(s) you will be working with or drop by the EHS Building to look at the plethora of plexiglass.


  • Application to Use Radioactive Material
  • New Radionuclide Approval
  • Increase Radionuclide Possession Limit
  • Add/Deletion of Radiation Use Rooms
  • Annual Update of Laboratory Safety Plan

Workplace Radiation Hazards Assessment

  • Safety Surveys of Work Environments
  • Final Laboratory Close-out Surveys
  • Area and Patient Surveys

Personnel Monitoring

  • External Personnel Monitoring for Radiation Exposure
  • Internal Personnel Monitoring for Radioactive Material Intake
  • Special Monitoring to Pregnant Employees


  • Annual Survey Instrument Calibration

Sealed Sources

  • Leak Tests for Sealed Sources
  • Semi-annual and Quarterly Inventory of Sealed Sources
  • Gamma Shielding Plans


  • Analytical X-ray Equipment Registration and Inspections
  • Radiographic Equipment Registration and Safety Inspections
  • Shielding Plans for Radiographic Equipment

Lasers and Non-Ionizing

  • Laser Safety Inspections, MPE and NHZ Calculations
  • Eyewear recommendation
  • NMR area surveys