Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety Programs educate staff, faculty and students on managing contact with radiation.  This can mean anything from lasers, to x-rays, to emissions from specialty microwave heaters, to subatomic particles from radioactive materials.

The University’s Radiation Safety Officers can be contacted as follows: 

  • Karan Virdi may be contacted by email at radsafe@uoguelph.ca or by phone at 519 824 4120 ext. 54888.
  • Daniel Cardenas may be contacted by email at cardenas@uoguelph.ca or by phone at 519 824 4120 ext. 53774.

Personnel who use high powered lasers (Class 3B and 4) and those that work with radioiodine (I-125, I-131) should refer to the Occupational Health & Wellness Website for information on required pre-assignment eye exams and thyroid bioassay monitoring.

Documentation and forms pertaining to the Radiation Safety Program are accessible to users through their University of Guelph login