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Radiation Protection

Radiation Protection regulates the possession, use, handling, storage and disposal of radiation sources in order to maintain the radiation dose as low as reasonably achievable to the general population.

Radiation Protection is comprised of three program areas, each managed by an individual program administrator. The three programs are Nuclear Materials Safety, X-ray and Technical Support.

Each area works to serve the mission of Radiation Protection through direct execution of activities. Staff for each area is comprised of health physicists and administrative staff under the direction of a health physics supervisor.


In the event of an emergency or incident involving radioactive material or radiation generating equipment, call the Radiation Protection 24-hour telephone number.

The emergency number is (614) 722-7221.

E-Mail List

Radiation Protection maintains an e-mail list to distribute meeting announcements and other items to interested parties. If you wish to be added to this list, please phone (614) 644-2727, or send an e-mail request to

Mailing Address:
Ohio Department of Health
Radiation Protection
246 North High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Telephone: (614) 644-2727
Fax: (614) 466-0381


Last Updated: 1/13/2014

ODH Programs / Radiation Protection