Radiation Emergencies

In all emergencies, except very minor spills of radioactive materials, contact either:

between the hours of 8:30 AM and 5:00 PM. After hours, call University Police by dialing 911 if using an on-campus phone, and dialing (631) 632-3333 if using a cell phone or an off-campus phone. Have University Police page the University Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).

For more information, please click one of the following links:


Extreme Hazards

Follow the following procedures for high radiation levels or the possibility of airborne contamination from dry or volatile radioactive materials:

  1. Evacuate the laboratory immediately.
  2. Close and lock the door or stand guard to prevent entrance.
  3. Have a Radiation Protection Services (RPS) Representative summoned immediately.
  4. Before leaving the area to contact RPS, remove shoes if contaminated and do not touch anything.

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