Environmental Health & Safety

Karen Janiga

Karen Janiga, MS
Radiation Safety Officer


(951) 827-5748

Environmental Health
& Safety (EH&S)
900 University Ave
Riverside, CA 92521


Oversight of all areas of the Radiation Safety Program (including lasers,radiation producing machines, and non-ionizing radiation).


Karen has over 30 years of experience in radiation safety and biomedical research. She has served in positions such as Assistant Director of Radiation Safety, Assistant Radiation Safety Officer, Radiation Safety Specialist, and Research Assistant at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She is also an accomplished pianist and singer. She is on the Board of Directors of the Moreno Valley Master Chorale and is a member of the choir at St. Andrews Newman Center.

Education and Credentials

Master of Science in Environmental Health Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
Bachelor of Science in Biology, Notre Dame College of Ohio
Diploma in Computer Programming, ICM School of Business

Hazaradous Materials Responder (40 hour) certification
Incident Command  / Radiological Emergency Response certification
Radiation Safety Officer and Laser safety Officer certifications
DOT and RCRA certifications
Health Physics training, Radiation Safety Associates
Low Level Radioactive Waste Workshop, Harvard School of Public Health


Karen develops, manages, evaluates and continuously improves the campus program in radiation safety for UCR. She addresses all  regulatory and operational requirements and prudent/best practices in an intensive, dynamic research and industrial growth environment.

More Information

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health & Safety
Environmental Health & Safety

Tel: (951) 827-5528
Fax: (951) 827-5122
E-mail: ehs@ucr.edu