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Radiation Safety Committee

Charge

The Radiation Safety Committee advises the chancellor through the Vice Chancellor – Resource Management & Planning on all matters related to radiation safety and recommends such policies and procedures as it may deem appropriate to ensure an adequate radiation safety program.

The committee consists of at least six members appointed by the chancellor, and a Radiation Safety Officer experienced in the use of radioisotopes and in protection against ionizing radiation. Committee activities are directed by its chair. The chair shall be a full-time UC San Diego faculty member. The chair shall convene the committee as often as necessary to consider all aspects pertinent to radiation safety.

A quorum shall consist of the chair (or his/her designee), the RSO, the executive management (or is/her alternate), a representative from each area of use from which specific issues will be discussed, and any other member whose field of expertise is necessary for the discussion is considered acceptable This quorum requirement is set by California Department of Public Health (CDPH) as part of its delegation of authority to UC San Diego to regulate its use of radioactive materials on campus (10 CFR 33.13). Committee business may be conducted via email ballot where members may vote to tentatively approve proposals, however, final approval voting is required to be conducted at the next RSC meeting to formalize any tentative actions.

The committee has the ultimate responsibility for the use of radioactive material at UC San Diego and shall be the ultimate reviewing and authorizing agent for the use of all ionizing radiation. It shall set policy to be carried out by the Radiation Safety Officer. It shall receive and review all pertinent reports and records of the Environment, Health and Safety Department, the subcommittee minutes, and shall keep and maintain a record of all its transactions and reports. The committee shall consider the liabilities of the university in all activities involving radioisotopes.

Members

Questions?

Contact Barbara Brown, Executive Assistant, (858) 534-6821.