Radioactive Materials Safety Manual

10 Radioactive Materials Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety C Administrative Controls Environmental Health and Safety EH&S oversees the radiation safety program for ISU. Functions of the radiation safety program include: • accountability for RAM use on campus • radiation safety training • laboratory inspections • waste handling • personnel dosimetry • public exposure EH&S also has the responsibility for administering all university health and safety programs including: biological, chemical, emergency management, environmental, fire, laboratory, and occupational safety. Radiation Safety Committee In accordance with the specific requirements of the university’s broad scope license for radioactive material use, ISU has established a RSC. The committee consists of university faculty trained in a safe use of radioactive material and includes a member representing university administration, and the RSO. Members are appointed by the Vice President for Research for terms of three years. The principal function of the committee is to oversee the safe use of RAM and RPDs on campus. The RSC reviews all requests for use of RAM and RPDs, grants authorization, and performs audits of the radiation safety program. Functions of the RSC are outlined in the RSC Charter. Radiation Safety Officer The RSO is designated as the radiation safety expert and responsible person who oversees the daily administration and operation of the university’s radiation safety program. The RSO is a permanent member of the RSC and is assisted by EH&S radiation safety staff and student technicians to carry out the daily functions of the ISU radiation safety program.