Meet Rachel McGinty

What is your official job title at EHS and a general description of your job duties?

As a Medical Health Physics Technician, my main job includes coordinating the dosimetry program for all of The Ohio State University. I work with department badge coordinators to ensure that radiation workers are monitored for radiation exposure. My goal is to ensure that personal radiation exposure is “as low as reasonably achievable” and stays within allowable limits. Along with being Dosimetry Coordinator, my job duties also include assisting in approving radioactive material orders and delivering radioactive materials to laboratories, assisting in organizing materials, and facilitating the University Radiation Safety Committee Meetings. I will be taking on a few inspection duties this coming year.

When did you begin working for Ohio State, and how long have you been with EHS?

I have been with EHS since starting my career at Ohio State in May 26, 2020.

Why did you decide on a career in health and safety?

I decided on a career in health and safety to serve others, so while they are providing excellent care to patients, conducting world changing research, or pursuing their dreams in education, they don’t have to worry about potential consequences to their own health and well-being.

What is your favorite thing about Ohio State?

My favorite thing about working at Ohio State is being part of a culture where I can contribute to something bigger. Ohio State has a reputation for providing outstanding medical care to patients, conducting innovative research, and exceptional education to students. I am honored to be a part of that!

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I enjoy traveling, hiking, gardening, and spending time with my family. I am a Registered Veterinary Technician, so I enjoy spending time with my fur kids, Lucienne and Adelaide, and being involved in various organizations and activities that work to advance the Veterinary Nursing profession. I also enjoy volunteering with my church community by leading a Life Group, volunteering on the service production team, and helping to produce an annual women’s conference.

What is your favorite: quote, TV show, movie, or book?

One of my favorite quotes is from Corrie Ten Boom: “The measure of a life, after all, is not its duration, but its donation.”