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Radiation Protection Services

Contact Us

General questions

Phone: 971-673-0490

Fax: 971-673-0553

TTY: 711

Emergency Response

Oregon Emergency Response System

1-800-452-0311 (24 hours a day)

In Salem: 503-378-6377

Hours of Operation

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM by appointment

On Call 24/7

Program Manager - David Howe

Phone: 503-545-3100

X-ray Registration

Judy Smith, Registration

Phone: 503-428-2079


Operations/Emergency Response Manager

Phone: 503-891-0541

Tanning Registration

Alex Parker, Registration

Phone: 503-798-3019


Licensing & Registration Manager

Phone: 503-572-8870


Radioactive Materials Licensing

Lee Lind, Registration

Phone: 503-680-5161



Radiation Protection Services

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 640

Portland, OR 97232

About Us

Radiation Protection Services promotes the health and safety of the people in Oregon by working to protect them from unnecessary exposure to radiation. Radiation exposure can come from a variety of sources including X-ray equipment, radioactive materials, tanning beds and other radiation-generating devices.


Enhance the quality of life of all people in Oregon by maintaining a high level of responsiveness to our customers while protecting them from unnecessary radiation.


Promote the health and safety of the people in Oregon by protecting them from unnecessary radiation exposure.


  • Establish, adopt, and maintain radiation protection standards for X-ray equipment and other radiation monitoring devices, radioactive materials and tanning beds
  • Provide technical assistance to users of radioactive materials and radiation-emitting devices
  • Conduct environmental radiological surveillance
  • Assure that local emergency response systems have trained first responders and calibrated radiation detection equipment
  • Provide 24-hour, 365-day on-call staff to respond to radiological emergencies and follow-up investigations
  • Provide information to educate the public and occupational groups on radiation hazards and methods for exposure reduction​

Radiation Protection Services is part of the Center for Health Protection.  Search the Public Health Program Directory to see all programs in the Oregon Public Health Division.