Radiation safety

Non-ionising radiation

Non-ionising radiation (NIR) occurs among others in places where people work with lasers, ultra-violet light (UV light), magnetic fields and infra-red light.  

Laws and regulations on radiation

The rules for handling radioactive substances and equipment which emit ionising radiation are described in the Nuclear Energy Act  and the accompanying resolutions and ministerial regulations .

Radiation experts

Within Leiden University and the LUMC, the Radiation Protection Unit (RPU/HSE) is responsible for ensuring safe conditions when working with radioactive substances and x-ray equipment.

Radiological workers course

In order to be allowed to work with radioactive substances in a radionuclide laboratory, Leiden University employees, guests, students and internees have to receive adequate training.