Changes to radioactive waste disposal rates
The cost of disposing radioactive waste is recovered via a cost center at the UW. Fortunately, the rates for disposing most radioactive waste streams decreased this year due to switching to a waste processing facility with thermal treatment capabilities. The new waste processor charges by the pound for thermal treatment so the new rates are calculated based upon weight as opposed to volume as in the past.
What are the new waste disposal rates?
EH&S Guide for Principal Investigators (updated August 2021)
Disaster Response (PEAT)
The Pre-Entry Assessment Team (PEAT) is the UW's first responder disaster team that consists of members of EH&S and UW Tacoma Safety and Security.
Radiation Safety Manual
Approved Risk Language for Consent Forms
Radiation Doses for Consent Forms
Use of Radiation in Human Subjects Research
The Radiation Safety Committees of both the UW and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance are charged with ensuring radiation is used safely in their facilities, for both patients and employees. To prevent redundancy and increase efficiency, the Human Subjects Radiation Approval Committee (HSRAC) functions as a centralized body to review and approve applications to use radiation in human subjects research.
MRI Medical Screening
The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) medical safety screening assures the safety of all UW employees who may be exposed to the magnetic resonance magnet.
The magnetic resonance (MR) system uses a very strong magnetic field and is on at all times. Pre-existing health conditions may present a health risk when working in an MR environment.
EH&S issues dosimeters to individuals who are required to be monitored for occupational exposure to radiation.