11 X-Ray Safety C. Administrative Controls Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) oversees the radiation safety program for Iowa State University (ISU). Functions of the radiation safety program include: • accountability for radioactive materials (RAM) and radiation producing devices (RPD) use on campus • radiation safety training • laboratory inspections • laser safety • 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 (RSC) In accordance with the specific requirements of the university’s broad scope license for radioactive material use, ISU has established a Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). The committee consists of university faculty trained in a safe use of radioactive material and includes a member representing university administration, and the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). Members are appointed by the Vice President for Research (VPR) 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 th e RSC Charter. Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) The Radiation Safety Officer 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 radiation safety program.