To request EHSA Authorization, please fill out our new form:
EHSA Authorization Form
To log on to the EHSA online system, click here:
Materials that will be picked up
The types of materials that can regularly picked up from a lab are the container types listed in EHSA: Solid radioactive waste must be placed in a yellow bag and then sealed in a cardboard box, liquid aqueous/organic (separate) waste put into Carboys, LSC Vials stored in cardboard trays or in bags, radioactive animal carcasses, lead storage pigs in a box, stock vials, sharps containers, and sealed sources.
Unneeded or broken meters may be placed at one of the drop-off locations. Please leave a note specifying why the meter is being left or send an email to email@example.com. Larger equipment like Liquid Scintillation Counters and Gamma Counters will be need to be cleared through Property Control. Contact your department head or building manager for assistance with this process. Once cleared for removal, Radiation Safety will take the device for dismantling and disposal.
Other radiation-related items like Plexiglas beta shielding or lead bricks may be picked up by special request. Please contact your laboratory’s Health Physicist or the Radiation Safety email above.
Looking for a radioactive waste pickup?
The waste pickup process occurs in two parts. The first part is inventory of the material, and the second is the actual waste request. If you have been keeping track of your inventory online by creating containers and distributing material from the vials to those containers, you have completed step one in the process . If not, you will have to do the inventory step before you begin the waste request step.
If you’re still having difficulty, please don’t hesitate to call (608) 265-5000 for help.
Do you need a Cost Center Number?
Here’s our guide to setting one up
Visit our Ordering Radioactive Materials Page.
A note on Requisition numbers and Inventory numbers:
The Requisition number is often similar to the vial’s inventory number, but it’s a different record that CORD uses for manufacturer to user shipping. When referring to vials, especially if you need to call about a vial or inventory issue, please be aware of which number you are using.
- Requisition numbers are used from the manufacturer to the user – they show up on the ordering page when you order material, and are printed on the vial bag when you receive your order.
- Inventory numbers are used once the vial has reached a lab – it’s the number on the inventory sheet you receive with your vial, and the one tied to the vial on the HPA inventory software.