Radiographic Sciences and Analytical X-ray Machines
ISU Technical Safety
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Pocatello, ID 83209
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ISU’s Organizational Entities
Vice President for Research (VPR)
The Vice President for Research is the official spokesperson for
the University on matters pertaining to radiation protection. The VPR
appoints RSC members.
Safety Committee (RSC)
The Radiation Safety
Committee is the governing body for all aspects of radiation protection
within the University, including affiliated research, clinical, instructional
and service units using radiation sources in facilities owned or controlled by
the University. The RSC will ensure that all possession, use and
disposition of radiation sources by University personnel complies with
pertinent federal and state regulations 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 procedures
for the safe
use of ionizing radiation. The RSC reports to the VPR. The
RSC has many faculty with expertise in radiation protection.
Safety Officer (RSO)
The Radiation Safety Officer
is the individual appointed by the VPR and approved by the Nuclear
Regulatory Commission (NRC) to administer the radiation protection program
and to provide technical guidance to the RSC and to radiation users.
The RSO is authorized and directed to promulgate and enforce such procedures as
are necessary to assure compliance with applicable federal and state
regulations and to ensure the accurate interpretation and effective
implementation of the policies and rules established by the RSC. The RSO
is responsible for receipts, uses, transfers and disposal of radioactive
materials. Additionally, the RSO is responsible for investigating deviations
from approved radiation safety policy such as spills, losses, thefts, variations
from approved radiation safety practice, and implementing corrective actions as
necessary. The RSO receives direction from the RSC with regard to policy.
The RSO provides technical
advice to the RSC, radiation users and the administration.
Safety Office (TSO)
Technical Safety Office is the organizational entity that provides administrative
and technical services in support of the radiation protection
program. The Director of the Technical Safety Office, who is normally the
RSO, reports to the VPR.
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