Environmental Health & Safety

Radiation Safety

The Radiation Safety Program at Fort Lewis College provides assistance to radiation users on campus to ensure safety and to make certain that radiation exposures are reduced to levels that are as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).  The program includes radiation safety training, security of radiation sources, use authorizations for radiation sources, safety surveys, radiation dosimetry, and response to radiation-related emergencies.  The program is based on requirements given by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, Hazardous Materials and Waste Management Division, 6 CCR 1007-1.

The following sources of radiation are included in the Fort Lewis College Radiation Safety
Program: hand-held x-ray diffraction meter; desktop powder x-ray diffractometer (XRD). Click here for more information on the FLC Radiation Safety Program.