Radioactive Materials Safety Manual

12 Radioactive Materials Safety Manual Environmental Health and Safety D Process Planning All research and teaching uses of radiation requires the approval of the RSC. Each new project, changes to existing approvals, and the addition of new research will be reviewed and approved by the RSC. A PI requesting approval to provide services to other laboratories or to use material in an academic course must request approval from the RSC to operate as a research center. Authorization Process The individual responsible for the proposed project, referred to as the PI, begins the authorization process by submitting a completed radioactive materials use application to EH&S. Other application forms are available from the radiation safety section of the EH&S website. The application must include detailed information in three general categories: information on personnel, facility information and a project description. Personnel Information It is critical that persons working with radiation have the proper experience and knowledge to safely use radiation and maintain radiation exposures ALARA. The RSC and RSO evaluate all requests from the following information: Principal Investigator (PI) and/or Device Manager: The person who is responsible for radiation use within their assigned laboratories. This person will establish and lead radiation safety within their laboratories. As the radiation safety lead, the PI is required to maintain their safety training on an annual basis. Alternate PI: A person authorized to act on behalf of the PI in their absence. The Alternate PI shall maintain their safety training on an annual basis. Laboratory Supervisor: The person most familiar with daily laboratory functions and radiation use. This person is authorized to make administrative changes to the radiation authorization. The laboratory supervisor shall maintain their safety training on an annual basis. Authorized Personnel: The people who will work with radiation under the supervision of the PI. The PI must be listed as authorized personnel.Annual radiation safety training is required for all authorized personnel. Education and Laboratory Experience: Title and credit hours of any course taken in nuclear science, radiation safety or radionuclide use; an indication of whether Iowa State’s radiation safety training program has been completed (including the completion date), duration of experience, type, and quantity of radionuclides used, the Note: All new applications must be reviewed and approved by the RSC.