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Radiation Safety

Mailing Address:

Mitch Belanger
Radiation Safety Officer
VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
Mail Code: 132N-U
University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA 15240

Office Location:

University Drive
Building 1
Room 10E148

Phone:

412-360-3221
Fax: 412-360-6907



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The VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System is committed to providing a safe environment for research subjects (human and animal) and all research personnel. The links below provide information related to working safely with radioactive materials or sources of ionizing radiation, and the forms you will complete and have been approved by the Radiation Safety Committee to assure we have appropriate oversight and continue to maintain safe research facilities.

VA Central Office (VACO) requires that all laboratory research personnel working with ionizing radiation receive general training, and that this be updated annually. The VAPHS training can be accessed below. This training is a review of materials contained in the VAPHS Research Radiation Safety Policy which you can access on line, or consult the copy in your laboratory. Training specific to the procedures and protocols used in your Lab will be provided by your PI or supervisor and should be ongoing.

Radiation Safety

Information and guidelines for using radioactive materials in a research laboratory

Information:

Forms:

For Monitoring Receipt, Use, & Disposal of Radioactive Materials in Research Labs:

Radiation Safety Training:

Please email Mitch Belanger for the Radiation Safety training materials.