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Radiation Safety Training Module
Radiographic Sciences and Analytical X-ray Machines
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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.  

Radiation 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.

Radiation 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.

Technical Safety Office (TSO)

The 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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