Radioactive Materials (RAM)
Radiation and Radioactive Materials (RAM) are valuable tools in research and can be used in a variety of disciplines ranging from biology to physics. RAM can be classified as:
- Sealed sources
- Unsealed materials
- Generally licensed devices
Generally Licensed Devices
Policies and Procedures
If you have any questions regarding Carnegie Mellon's Radiation Safety policies and procedures, please consult the university's Radiation Safety Plan.
For those persons who do not work with radioactive materials themselves, but who work in an area posted for radioactive materials, or who have cause to enter such an area as part of their work.
Radionuclide (RAM) New User Training
This is the first step to using either unsealed RAM or sealed sources (or both). The second step is completion of the training practicum. The practicum is conducted in a laboratory environment and allows new users to practice survey and spill response.