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Radiation Safety Manual rev1/2012

Radiation Safety Manual download (pdf)

Note: A pdf version of the Radiation Safety Manual should be downloaded and stored on a local drive for each Radiation Use Authorization covered by the RSM.  See also the glossary of radiological terms.

1. Radiation Safety Program                         

    1.1. University Policy Concerning Ionizing Radiation
    1.2. Scope of the Radiation Safety Program
    1.3. Scope of the Radiation Safety Manual

2. Licenses and Regulations

    2.1. Policy
    2.2. State Licenses and Regulations
    2.3. Federal License and Regulations
    2.4. Reciprocity Agreements
    2.5. Human Uses

3. Radiation Safety Program Responsibilities

    3.1. Policy
    3.2. President and Vice President for Finance and Administration
    3.3. Radiation Safety Committee
    3.4. Director of Facilities Services
    3.5. Environmental Health and Safety and Radiation Safety Manager
    3.6. Radiation Safety Officer and Radiation Safety
    3.7. Program Director (Authorized User)
    3.8. Others involved with Radiation
    3.9. Financial Responsibility

4. Authorization to Possess and Use

    4.1. Policy
    4.2. Procedure to Obtain Authorization
    4.3. Authorization Scope
    4.4. Authorization Availability
    4.5. Amendment
    4.6. Suspension
    4.7. Termination

5. Radiation Dose Limits

    5.1. Policy
    5.2. Definitions
    5.3. Occupational Dose Limits for Adults
    5.4. Occupational Dose Limits for Minors (under age 18)
    5.5. Dose to an Embryo or Fetus
    5.6. Dose Limits for Individual Members of the Public
    5.7. As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA)

6. Regulations Concerning Radioisotopes

    6.1. Policy
    6.2. Definitions
    6.3. Personnel Training
    6.4. Acquisition - Transfer
    6.5. Posting - Labeling
    6.6. Access and Custody
    6.7. Inventory
    6.8. Personnel Dosimeters
    6.9. Internal Dosimetry
    6.10. Surveys - Monitoring - Records
    6.11. Survey Meters
    6.12. Handling - Storage Requirements
    6.13. Waste Disposal
    6.14. Animal Uses
    6.15. Class Uses
    6.16. Human Uses

7. Regulations Concerning Radiation Machines


    7.1. Policy
    7.2. Definitions
    7.3. Acquisition, Transfer, Disposal
    7.4. Use of Radiation Machines

8. Regulations Concerning Radiation Incidents and Occurrences

    8.1. Policy
    8.2. Classification
    8.3. Management

9. Regulations Pertaining to Personnel Training

    9.1. Policy
    9.2. Responsibilities for Personnel Training
    9.3. Training for Use of Nuclear Soil Moisture/Density Gauges
    9.4. Additional Training


10. Bylaws of the Radiation Safety Committee

    10.1. ARTICLE I - Object
    10.2. ARTICLE II - Members
    10.3. ARTICLE III - Officers
    10.4. ARTICLE IV - The Executive Board
    10.5. ARTICLE V - Meetings
    10.6. ARTICLE VI - Subcommittees
    10.7. ARTICLE VII - Specific Administrative Procedures
    10.8. ARTICLE VIII - Parliamentary Authority
    10.9. ARTICLE IX - Amendment of Bylaws