The use of radioactive materials at Marquette University is authorized by the Department of Health and Family Services of the State of Wisconsin (DHFS). The use and possession of radioactive sources at Marquette is controlled and administered by the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). Only Authorized Users, who are Marquette faculty and staff, can obtain radioactive material for use in their research laboratories.

Please refer to the Office of Research Compliance Web site for information specific to Marquette's policies on Radioisotopes.

Additional Information and Resources

The following link to OSHA information about non-ionizing and ionizing radiation in the workplace.

Non-Ionizing Radiation

Non-Ionizing Radiation
Electromagnetic radiation ranging from extremely low frequency (ELF) to ultraviolet (UV) comprise non-ionizing radiation.
ELF Radiation | RF/MW Radiation | IR | Visible | UV | Laser Radiation

Ionizing Radiation Ionizing Radiation
The two types of ionizing radiation are particulate (alpha, beta, neutrons) and electromagnetic (x-rays, gamma rays) radiation.
Particulate Radiation | Electromagnetic Radiation


Mission Statement

The Risk Unit is responsible for evaluating loss exposures, assessing liability, handling claims, promoting internal controls and developing effective safety and health programs. The corporate and student insurance plans are managed by this unit.