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Radiation Safety

Learn about UC San Diego's institutional radiation safety program.

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Clinical Radiation

Research Radiation

EH&S Services Lab

Location: University Center 301-B, La Jolla, CA 92093-0035

Corner of Myers and Gilman Drive, adjacent to Parking Lot 408 (Find it on UCSD's MapLink)

Phone: (858) 534-6418

Fax: (858) 822-5524

Mail Code: 0035

Exposure monitoring


Laser safety

Magnet safety

Purchasing radiation

Use radiation safety shipping address when purchasing radioactive materials

Radiation Safety must survey and inventory all incoming radioactive materials.  Please use the following address when ordering or receiving materials from another institution:

Address for Marketplace orders

Your shipping address should look like the image below with the User Name followed by the RUA number.


If you don’t have the address, click the link “To choose a different address” and search for “UC 301B”


This will populate all the fields to look like the above image.  Remember to add the RUA Number after your name.  Not including the RUA number may result in a delay of the package being processed.

Create a separate order in Marketplace for radioactive materials. If you didn’t create a separate order and have your material with other supplies, you can edit the shipping address by line item in the shipping tab.  We only want the Radioactive Material sent to our receiving lab.

When receiving materials from another research institution or purchasing materials not using Marketplace use the following address:

UCSD Radiation Safety

University Center Bldg 301B

Corner of Myers and Gilman Drive

La Jolla, CA 92093-0035

(Attn: PI Name, RUA #)

Failure to use the shipping address and not including your RUA will result in Marketplace delays and processing delays. Please refer to http://blink.ucsd.edu/buy-pay/goods/lab/radioactive/. For more information, contact EH&S Radiation Safety, (858) 822-2494.

Radiation calculator

Survey meters

Radiation Safety Manual

UC San Diego uses radioactive materials under a Broad Scope Radioactive Material License issued by the State of California. This manual represents the radiation safety program for all locations on that license, including the campus, Medical Center, and Scripps Institution of Oceanography. This manual is incorporated by reference into UCSD’s license. All principal investigators and radioactive material users are required to comply with all of its provisions, as well as the conditions of the Radioisotope Use Authorization (RUA).

Radiation Safety Committees

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clean up minor radiation spill
radiation calculator; risk statement
radiation producing machines
radio frequency waves
radiation safety manual
radiation safety map locations