Radiation Safety

Radiation Safety

General Information

Contact the Radiation Safety Officer, Kimberly Morris,  with any questions or concerns with Radiation Safety on campus.

  • 937-775-2169
  • 104 Health Sciences Bldg

Programs & Policies

Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (PDF)
Definitions and Conversion Factors  (PDF)
Equations for Radiation Safety (PDF)

Forms

Radiation Safety Manual (PDF)
Radionuclide Information (PDF)
Radioisotope Vendors (PDF)

Radiation Safety Manual

Radiation Safety Manual

Radiation Safety Manual (PDF)

Training

Training

The Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Radiation Protection requires all personnel or students who work with or around radiation-generating equipment and radioactive materials receive radiation safety training (Ohio Administrative Code 3701:1-38/3701:1-66/3701:1-68).

Facility Coordinators of radiation-generating equipment and Authorized Users of radioactive materials must ensure proper training of all personnel to safety perform each assigned task. 

All Radiation Safety Training is available on Pilot in the Environmental Health and Safety Training Course.

Courses

The Safe Use of Radioactive Materials (RAM)

The Safe Use of Radioactive Materials Training (RAM)

Audience:

  • For anyone who will be an authorized user or individual user of radiation materials (RAM).

Freqency:  

  • Initial:  Once, at initial assignment
  • Refresher:  Annual 

The Radiation Generating Equipment (RGE)

The Radiation Generating Equipment Training (RGE)

Audience:

  • For anyone who will be operating radiation generating equipment (RGE), e.g., diagnostic, veterinary, and analytical x-ray units, as well as particle accelerators that are used for research or patient care.

Frequency:

  • Initial:  Once, at initial assignment
  • Refresher:  Annual

Resources

Ohio Department of Health (ODH)

The following Ohio Department of Health Rules apply to WSU's radiation safety program:

    ODH Radioactive Material Program
    ODH X-ray Program
    Radiation Protection Rules (3701:1-38)
    X-ray Rules for Radiation Generating Equipment Requirements and Quality Assurance (3701:1-66)
    X-ray Rules for Industrial Radiation-Generating Equipment (3701:1-68)

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