Radiation Safety

For questions related to Radiation Safety at PSU, contact Environmental Health & Safety.

The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) are responsible for ensuring that all uses of ionizing radiation are in compliance with existing ORPS requirements. The RSO manages the safe use of radioactive material on campus via training, laboratory audits, laboratory surveys, radionuclide control and inventory, personal dosimetry and waste management.

The RSC provides faculty, staff and students with expert advice and information on issues related to the hazards associated with using radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment. The committee reviews policy and procedures related to the use of radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment in research and teaching, recommending any necessary improvements to manage risk and to comply with federal and state regulations. The committee also reviews applications to use radioactive materials and radiation producing equipment on the PSU campus.

For further information, please contact the Radiation Safety Officer: Scott Jaqua at (503) 725-5269.