10.03 / Radiation Sources
The use and disposal of radioactive materials and radiation-emitting
equipment in activities such as teaching, research, or other services is
regulated by federal and state statutes. Control and monitoring of
activities involving radioactive materials and radiation-emitting equipment
as well as disposal of wastes is the responsibility of the Radiation Safety
Officer (RSO) in the Environmental Health and Safety Office working under
the aegis of the Vice President for Research and Technology Transfer and the
Radiation Safety Committee (RSC). All personnel (faculty, staff, students,
guests) using such materials must comply with all applicable regulations.
Authorization to use such materials is only available from the RSO and the
RSC and must be obtained prior to acquiring materials or equipment.
Information describing the procedures for obtaining authorization, purchase,
use, and disposal of materials and equipment is available from the
Environmental Health and Safety Office. RSO access to laboratories and other
facilities to perform inspections is a necessary part of compliance with
regulations governing purchase, storage, use, and disposal of radioactive
materials and radiation-emitting equipment.