The Radiation Safety Committee essentially serves as the on-site regulatory agency for the University, and as such, has the authority to establish policies and procedures, provide enforcement sanctions, and restrict the use of radioactive materials and/or radiation. The RSC and RSO issue, amend, and terminate laboratory licenses, which authorize the specific activities associated with radioactive materials and/or radiation.
The RSC is composed of members of the faculty and staff representing numerous departments and levels of experience with radioactive materials and radiation. Each member is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Administration and the Associate Vice Chancellor for Research. The Chair of the RSC is appointed by the Vice Chancellor for Administration. Every effort is made to maintain representation from each Campus and each of the departments that actively uses radioactive materials in the course of their research and/or academic work. Membership also includes a representative from Administration.
Officer is an individual approved by the State of
The Radiation Safety Officer and Health Physics staff are members of the University of Colorado’s Department of Public Safety, Environmental Health and Safety Division (EH&S). These individuals provide daily management and support services for the safe use of radioactive materials and radiation. EH&S Health Physics works closely with the RSC to ensure safety and regulatory compliance, while striving to provide customer-friendly services which facilitate continued successful research and academic activities at the University of Colorado. Members of the RSC and the RSO may be contacted through EH&S Health Physics.
We thank you for taking the time to read this Radiation Safety Handbook and hope that it proves to be helpful. We encourage and appreciate your comments and feedback.
Radiation Safety Committee Chair
S. Barry, M.S.
Radiation Safety Officer
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