Radiation Safety Manual

The Radiation Safety Manual contains policies and procedures specific to the use of radiation at GVSU.  Use of radioactivity is regulated by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH).  The manual incudes:

  • Roles and responsibilities of the Radiation Safety Committee, Radiation Safety Officer, Authorized Users, and Radiation Workers
  • Procedures for authorization to use, purchase, and possess radioactive material or radiation-producing equipment;
  • Safety precautions to follow when working with radiation
  • Emergency procedures for handling accidents involving radioactive materials
  • Procedures for disposal of radioactive materials.

At no time are radioactive materials or radiation emitting equipment to be acquired, used, transferred, sold, purchased or disposed of, without prior written authorization from the GVSU Radiation Safety Officer.  All other appropriate regulations and guidelines (biosafety, chemical, occupational safety, etc.) must also be followed.

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Radiation Safety Committee

GVSU’s Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) is responsible for ensuring that radioactive material and radiation producing equipment used safely and in accordance with state and federal regulations as well as GVSU policies. The RSC establishes policies and evaluates procedures, proposals and records. Day-to-day operations are overseen by the University’s Radiation Safety Officer. The RSC is part of the University’s Research Protections Program and reports to the University Provost. For more information on committee members and meeting minutes, contact the Radiation Safety Officer for access to the RSC's Blackboard site.

Page last modified November 19, 2019