Vice President for
The Vice President for Research
is the official
for the University on matters pertaining to radiation
The VPR appoints Radiation Safety Committee members.
The RSC is
body for all
aspects of radiation protection within the University, including
research, clinical, instructional and service units using radiation
sources in facilities owned or controlled by the University.
RSC will ensure that all possession, use and disposition of radiation
by University personnel complies with pertinent federal and state
and with the specific conditions of licenses issued to the University,
and that all concomitant radiation exposures are maintained
as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).
The RSC is empowered and directed to promulgate policies, rules and
for the safe use of ionizing radiation. The RSC reports to
the VPR. The
RSC has many faculty with expertise in radiation
The RSO is
individual appointed by
the VPR and approved by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to
the radiation protection program and to provide technical guidance to
RSC and to radiation users. The RSO is authorized and
promulgate and enforce such procedures as are necessary to assure
with applicable federal and state regulations and to ensure the
interpretation and effective implementation of the policies and rules
by the RSC. The RSO is responsible for receipts, uses,
and disposal of radioactive materials. Additionally, the RSO is
responsible for investigating deviations from approved radiation safety
policy such as spills,
from approved radiation safety practice, and implementing corrective
as necessary. The RSO receives direction from the RSC with
to policy. The RSO provides technical advice to the RSC, radiation
and the administration. The
current RSO is Peter Farina.
is the organizational
entity that provides administrative and technical services in
of the radiation protection program. The Director of the
Safety Office, who is normally the RSO, reports to the VPR.
is an individual authorized by the Radiation Safety Committee to
(via the TSO) and use specific radiation sources and to supervise such
use by others. Responsible
users are typically the faculty in charge of the research project.
user" is any individual whose official duties or authorized
include handling, operating, or working in the presence of, any type of
radiation source, whether or not such use is confined to a restricted
are individuals who may receive more than one tenth (10%) of the
radiation dose limit in any calendar quarter. This category
those personnel who rarely receive more than 100 mrem in any calendar
but who work with radiation sources that could produce such a
dose under certain conditions. The radiation exposures
received by these individuals are
personnel are individuals who have a need to enter Restricted Areas as
part of their job description or have a potential of exposure to a
source but do not normally work in the presence of a radiation field. This
category includes custodial, receiving, and security personnel.