Amherst College Radiation Safety

The Amherst College Radiation Safety Training Program was developed and implemented to comply with the requirements of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Radiation Control Program (MRCP) 105 CMR 120.00 and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), as well as other organizations that regulate the use, transportation and disposal of radioactive materials and machines that produce ionizing radiation.

Laser Safety Program

January 2011


In accordance with your Environmental Health & Safety Policy, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and other local, state and federal requirements, including American National Standards Institute, ANSI Z-136.1-2000 Amherst College has designed the following Laser Safety Standard Operating Guidelines for the health and safety of the faculty, staff, students, contractors, and visitors.

Patriot Act

Dangerous Goods Transportation Policy

Federal Express (FedEx)

How to Prepare a Hazardous Materials Shipment for Ground Transportation

Chemical Inventory Control Policy

Chemical Hygiene Plan

Housekeeping and Maintenance for Level 2 Biosafety Laboratories

January 2010

The following guidelines and procedures shall be used by the Physical Plant before housekeeping and maintenance activities and initiatives are undertaken for the Level 2 Biosafety Laboratory Facility. The sole purpose of this guideline is to protect the health and safety of our employees and to prevent the spread of contamination.

Smoking Policy

January 2013


The purpose of the Amherst College No Smoking Policy is to limit the potential exposure of faculty, staff, students and visitors to the effects of second hand smoke and reduce the risk of fire on campus.


Septic System Management Policy

MRSA- Policies and Procedures

January 2010

For your health, safety and well being...

Do not share…
  • towels, soap, cosmetics, lubricants or clothing
Separate your clothing, equipment & towels from others.
  • use a personal bag or storage space and clean or launder frequently
Properly clean and/or sanitize protective clothing & equipment.
  • cover all wounds (abrasions, lacerations, infections)
    • contact an Amherst college trainer at 542-2363