Washington State University
SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

RADIATION SAFETY
9.14
Revised 3-02
Radiation Safety Office
335-8916

Radiation Safety Responsibility and Authority

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DELEGATION
The President delegates to the Vice Provost for Research responsibility for the use and control of the nuclear reactor, radioactive materials, and radiation machines.

The Vice Provost for Research delegates certain of these responsibilities to the Director of the Radiation Safety Office and the Radiation Safety Committee. (The Vice Provost for Research delegates nuclear reactor-related operations and safety responsibilities to the Nuclear Radiation Center and the Reactor Safeguards Committee.)
RESPONSIBILITY

Radiation Safety Committee
The Radiation Safety Committee is responsible for all aspects of radiation control. The Radiation Safety Committee adopts radiation policies and reviews all aspects of nonreactor-related radiation control.

The WSU Committee Manual summarizes the composition, duties, and responsibilities of the Radiation Safety Committee.
Reactor Safeguards Committee
The Reactor Safeguards Committee is responsible for all aspects of reactor operations, safeguards, and radiation safety for the nuclear reactor. The Reactor Safeguards Committee adopts radiation policies and reviews all aspects of reactor-related radiation control.

The Director of the Radiation Safety Office is a member of the Reactor Safeguards Committee. The Reactor Safeguards Committee works with the Radiation Safety Office to ensure consistency of reactor-related regulations with overall safety requirements.
Radiation Safety Office
The Radiation Safety Office (RSO) is the University's administrative control agency for radiation safety. This office is responsible for:
Authorized Users
The Radiation Safety Committee authorizes individuals to use radioactive materials. See 9.20. Each authorized user is responsible for:
The RSO provides advice and assistance as required. See 9.40.
Individuals
Each individual who works with ionizing radiation at the University is responsible for:
An individual may contact the Washington Department of Health if he or she believes that the WSU radiation safety program is inadequate. (See WAC 246-222-030.)