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Laboratory & Radiation Safety


Alan Watts
Director Laboratory & Radiation Safety
Radiation Safety Officer

179 University Service Center
email ♦ (740) 593-4176


Crystal Brooks
Radiation Safety Technician
180 University Service Center
email ♦ (740) 597-2950


David Schleter
Lab Safety Coordinator
171 University Service Center
email ♦ (740)593-1662


Chris Madden
Laboratory Safety and Compliance Officer
175 University Service Center
email ♦ (740)593-9428

Laboratory and Radiation Safety is a division of Ohio University's Risk Management and Safety Department.

Radiation Safety:

  • Monitors dosimetry and bioassay programs
  • Oversees all radioactive material facilities as to safety and compliance
  • Receives, processes, delivers and keeps inventory of all radioactive material
  • Conducts Radiation Safety Training
  • Performs Instrument calibrations
  • Leak tests and sealed source inventories
  • Administers the Radiation Generating Equipment Program
  • Interacts with various Federal and State agencies
  • Supports and interacts with Ohio University’s Radiation Safety Committee, which establishes policy and assures regulatory enforcement within the University community

Laboratory Safety Department:

  • Performs laboratory audits
  • Assists with waste disposal and other issues
  • Offers technical assistance to University laboratories that conduct sophisticated research; these laboratories have unique materials and concerns requiring:
    • Safe handling procedures
    • Equipment
    • Training
    • Other control measures
    • Specialized safety equipment such as:
      • Fume hoods
      • Safety showers
      • Eyewashes
      • Other controls needing to be maintained and tested
  • Ensures laboratory personnel and departments maintain their OSHA Chemical Hygiene plans


Summer 2016 Radiation Safety Newsletter:
The summer 2016 Radiation Safety Newsletter can be viewed at the following link (PDF).

Spring 2016 Radiation Safety Newsletter:
The Spring 2016 Radiation Safety Newsletter can be viewed at the following link (PDF).

Winter 2016 Radiation Safety Newsletter:
The Fall 2015 Radiation Safety Newsletter can be viewed at the following link (PDF).

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