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Radioactive waste also containing hazardous materials (as defined by EH&S) is mixed waste, and must be pre-approved.

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The Office of Radiological Safety (ORS) manages all aspects of the use of radioactive material (RAM) and radiation generating devices at Georgia Tech. Our goal is to provide radiological safety and control in accordance with our philosophy to keep personnel and public exposure As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and to comply with federal and state regulations. ORS maintains and ensures compliance with the Institute's radioactive materials license issued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. We encourage the beneficial use of ionizing radiation in research while attempting to minimize exposure to all Georgia Tech personnel and to the general public. ORS provides the following services to Georgia Tech:

  • Training of all users of RAM and X-Ray devices
  • Receipt and survey of radioisotope shipments
  • Surveys of RAM labs
  • Emergency response to radiological incidents
  • Inspection of X-Ray generating devices
  • Radioactive waste management
  • Dosimetry services
  • Calibration of radiation detection instruments
  • Leak testing of sealed sources
  • ALARA assessment of research projects
  • Provide information about radiation use

The Georgia Tech Office of Radiological Safety is on the 3rd floor of the Boggs Building located at 770 State Street. More information is provided at ORS Location / Driving Directions.


Georgia Tech
Office of Radiological Safety
770 State Street
Atlanta, GA 30332-0425
  Phone: (404) 894-3605
FAX: (404) 894-9325
Email: ors@ors.gatech.edu