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Safety

The department is committed to the safety of its campus community and the general public. We strive to provide a healthy and safe atmosphere for study, research, employment, and to promote good laboratory safety practices.

Anyone utilizing nuclear engineering lab spaces is required to follow departmental safety and training guidelines.

View the FY24 Lab Safety Seminar slide deck here.

To work in any research laboratory you must first fulfill the training necessary for all of the potential hazards in that laboratory. This must be done before key requests are made and proof of completion must be sent to Michael Ratliff.

For a listing of required training for each lab in the department please refer to the NE Departmental Training Matrix. 

Most of the training can be found on EHS’s Canvas site by searching in Canvas by going to Courses then All Courses then Browse More Courses and searching for “Environmental Health and Safety Training.”

If you are looking for X-Ray, Open Source, Sealed Source, or Laser safety training, please contact Michael Ratliff to get enrolled in the correct training courses.


Please direct any safety concerns or questions to our departmental safety officer, Michael Ratliff, or the qualifying safety department.

EHS Lab Safety related questions/concerns:
» ehs_labsafety@utk.edu

Radiation Safety related questions/concerns:
» radiationsafety@utk.edu

Departmental Safety Documentation

NE Department Dosimeter Request Form
(This form is to be filled out and turned into Michael Ratliff)

In case of accident or injury while present in one of the NE Labs please refer to the EHS Incident reporting page.