Individuals using or possessing radiation apparatus or radioactive substances must have a radiation licence from the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA).
Prescribed radiation apparatus, sealed source devices and premises where a radioactive substance not contained in a sealed source device is kept or used must be registered with the EPA.
Radiation safety at UTS
The details of the radiation safety program at UTS are closely monitored by the radiation safety officer.
If you intend to work with radiaoactive materials or apparatus then contact either the:
- UTS Biosafety Committee (login required - UTS staff access only), or
- the UTS radiation safety officer (see Support at UTS below)
Radiation signage must be conspicuously displayed in the immediate vicinity of the apparatus or substance.
Print on yellow paper and laminate the:
Radiation sign (PDF, 105kB)
- David Lloyd-Jones, Safety & Wellbeing for more information.
- UTS radiation safety officer Bill Booth for information on unsealed sources.
- Australian Standard IEC 60825.1:2011 Safety of laser products - Equipment classification and requirements
- Australian Standard IEC 60825.14:2011 Safety of laser products - A user's guide
- Australian Standard AS 2243.4:1998 Safety in Laboratories - Ionizing Radiation
- Australian Standard AS 2243.5:2004 Safety in Laboratories - Non-ionizing radiation - Electromagnetic, sound and ultrasound
State government legislation
- NSW Radiation Control Act 1990 (opens an external site)
- NSW Radiation Control Regulation 2013 (opens an external site)
NSW Environment Protection Authority
- Radiation control (opens an external site)
Australasian Radiation Protection Society
- www.arps.org.au (opens an external site)
Department of Industry (Australian Government)
- Radioactive waste management in Australia (opens an external site)
- United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission (opens an external site)