The Radiation Safety Office (RSO), oversees the use of ionizing radiation sources and class 3B and 4 lasers and lasers systems on campus and ensures compliance with state and federal regulations, to protect UVM employees, students, the public, and the environment. The RSO also provides safety related services for UVM. There are more than 350 faculty, staff, and students using radioactive materials and ionizing radiation producing devices for research and educational purposes in more than 100 labs in 14 buildings.
On October 1, 2019 Vermont became an Nuclear Regulatory Commission Agreement State. Vermont is the 39th state to sign such agreement with the NRC. This means the State of Vermont will assume jurisdiction over UVM's radioactive materials license. The Vermont Department of Health, Radioactive Materials Program, will be in charge of administering this program.