In the event of a radiation safety related emergency, please contact the Health Physics Department at ext. 24226, or Security at ext. 88 after working hours.
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Health Physics is responsible for services related to radiation safety at McMaster University.

Health Physics is responsible for:

  1. Implementing the HPAC’s radiation protection program.
  2. Supervising the University’s common radioisotope laboratories and storage facilities.
  3. Providing such services as may be required for radiation protection and compliance with government regulations.
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These services include but are not restricted to the following:

Registration and instruction of workers

Prescribing medical examinations upon the advice of the Medical Consultant to the HPAC

Provision of external monitoring devices

Radioisotope laboratory inspections, radiation surveys, and area monitoring

Radioactive waste collection and disposal

Calibration and short-term loan of radiation protection instruments

Environmental monitoring

Leak testing of sealed radioactive sources

Maintenance of records of radioactive sources and materials received by authorized projects

Maintenance of radiation protection records

Provision of bioassay services