Radioactive Materials

Radioactive materials are utilized in some campus laboratories. Those that might be encountered are considered lowlevel sources of radiation and pose minimal threat when properly stored and handled. If you encounter what you believe to be radioactive material in an inappropriate location:

  1. Notify UIC Police at (312) 355-5555 (5-5555 from a campus phone).
  2. Do not touch the material.
  3. Isolate the area by cordoning it off or closing doors.
  4. Notify people in adjacent offices and classrooms.
  5. If you discover a radioactive material spill and you are authorized and trained to do so, clean up the spill. Then notify the EHSO Radiation Safety Section at (312) 996-7429 (6-7429 from a campus phone). EHSO can be reached 24 hours a day by dialing 312-996-SAFE (7233) (6-7233 from a campus phone )