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Radiation Safety TrainingWSU Radiation Safety ProgramWashington State UniversityRadiation Safety Office
wsu radiation safety program
WSU Radiation Safety Program

WSU Operates under a Broad Scope

Radioactive materials License.

wsu radiation safety program1
WSU Radiation Safety Program
  • The WSU Radioactive Materials License is:

- Issued by the Washington State Department of

Health, DOH (Our Regulatory Authority)

- DOH issues Radiation Control Regulations

and Provides Radiation Machine Registration

wsu radiation safety program2
WSU Radiation Safety Program
  • The WSU Radiation Safety Committee, (RSC) establishes Radiation Safety Policies at WSU.
  • The RSC is a presidential committee:
the radiation safety committee
THE RADIATION SAFETY COMMITTEE
  • Establishes policies of radiation protection at WSU.
  • Ensures compliance with policies
  • Reviews applications and provides

approval to use radioactive materials

  • Audits Radiation Safety Office records
the radiation safety committee web site is @
The RADIATION SAFETY COMMITTEE Web Site is @
  • http://president.wsu.edu/office/presidential-committees/radiation-safety.html
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WSU Radiation Safety Program
  • The Radiation Safety Office (RSO):

Implements Policies, Manages Services,

and Ensures Compliance

  • Authorized Users and Radiation Workers:

Are Responsible for A Safe and Compliant

Research Program

  • Our Regulatory Philosophy is: ALARA

“AS LOW AS REASONABLY ACHIEVABLE”

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ALARA

“AS LOW AS REASONABLY ACHIEVALBLE”

  • You MUST make every reasonable effort to maintain exposures to radiation as far below the regulatory dose limits as is practical, consistent with the purpose for which the licensed or registered activity is undertaken.
  • It is also a regulatory requirement!
the radiation safety office rso
The Radiation Safety Office (RSO)
  • Ensures compliance with State regulations (WAC 246)
  • Implements the Policies of the Radiation Safety Committee, RSC.
  • Manages all aspects of the Radiation Control Program
the radiation safety office
The Radiation Safety Office
  • Gives prior approval for acquiring any radioactive material. (purchases, transfers and gifts)
  • Receives, tests, and delivers radioactive materials.
  • Collects, Processes, and Disposes of Radioactive Wastes.
  • Routinely inspects, surveys and posts laboratories.
the radiation safety office also
The Radiation Safety Office also,
  • Issues Personnel Dosimetry
  • Performs Bioassays
  • Calibrates Instruments
  • Performs Sealed Source Wipe Tests
the radiation safety office does even more
The Radiation Safety Office does even more!
  • RSO Conducts Radiation Safety Training
  • Provides Emergency Response
  • Provides Periodic Inspections of Radiation Machines
radiation protection program manual rppm is online @
Radiation Protection Program Manual (RPPM) is online @
  • http://www.rso.wsu.edu/rppm.htm

The RPPM explains all aspects of the

radiation safety program at WSU.

summary
SUMMARY
  • WSU operates under a Broad Scope Radioactive Materials License issued by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in Olympia, WA.
  • Rules and Regulation for radiation safety are Promulgated by DOH in Title 246 of the Washington Administrative Code (WAC)
  • The Guiding Radiation Safety Philosophy is ALARA

As Low As Reasonably Achievable.

  • The WSU Radiation Safety Committee Establish

Radiation Safety Policies at WSU.

ALARA

RSC

test time
Test Time!
  • Follow this link to the test. https://myresearch.wsu.edu
  • Use your WSU user name and password to sign in.
  • Click on the training tab.
  • Then click on the available training tab
  • Find the radiation safety training RSP course, in the “OR” section, click on it and take the test.