Hazard Class 7: Radioactive Material
Definition: Any material that contains unstable isotopes of an element undergoing decay and emitting radiation.
Contact EHS: All
shipments of class 7 radioactive material must be done by Environmental Health and Safety. Due to the complex regulations regarding radioactive material shipments, as well as the public’s perception of radioactive material, EHS staff handle these type of shipments. This includes any shipments or movement of radioactive material across campus or from one building to another. Also all receipts of radioactive materials are received at the EHS office and then forwarded to campus (William Leonard
or EHS 607-255-8200).
Examples of Radioactive Material:
Isotopes – P-32, S-35, I-125, C-14, etc.
Natural Uranium, Uranium Acetate, Thorium Nitrate
Radiation detector check sources
Electron Capture Device
Liquid Scintillation Counters