Washington State University
SAFETY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL

RADIATION SAFETY
9.20
Revised 9-14
Radiation Safety Office
335-8916

Radiation Protection Program Implementation

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POLICY

The Radiation Safety Office (RSO), under the guidance of the University Radiation Safety Officer and Radiation Safety Committee, implements the Radiation Protection Program. The program is intended to ensure that safety and compliance are maintained at all University locations where:

All machines and permanent machine locations are registered and/or licensed through the Washington Department of Health (WA DOH).

PURPOSE

Concerns over the potential hazards of radiation have led to extensive federal and state regulations controlling the use of such radiation sources. The Radiation Safety Office provides support services to ensure that:

IMPLEMENTATION RESPONSIBILITIES

The Radiation Safety Office is responsible for the following functions to ensure proper implementation of the Radiation Protection Program.

Essential Functions

The Radiation Safety Office maintains administrative and technical operations; qualified and trained personnel; and resources (facilities, equipment, and supplies) necessary to maintain the essential functions of the Radiation Protection Program. Such operations, personnel, and resources include:

Radiation Protection Program Manual

The Radiation Safety Office publishes the Radiation Protection Program Manual (RPPM). The RPPM contains:

Records Management

The Radiation Safety Office manages and maintains all applicable University records specified by regulation, in accordance with applicable records retention requirements. See BPPM 90.01 and state regulation WAC 246-221-230. Applicable records include records related to the Radiation Protection Program and the acquisition, use, and disposal of sources of radiation by the University.