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File: Safety & Health Policies > Safety Policies
To ensure all laboratory supervisors, laboratory coordinators and students are properly protected and trained to use radiation producing machines and radioactive source materials.
Vice President for Finance and Administration
October 4, 2017
October 4, 2017
Scheduled for Review
I. Policy Statement
Laboratory supervisors, laboratory coordinators and students who work with, or around x-ray producing machines and radioactive source materials must be trained prior to using the equipment or source materials. X-ray producing machines must be registered with the state and inspected by a qualified state inspector in accordance with Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Radiation Regulation 6 CCR 1007 Part 02. Training must be accomplished prior to using the machine according to regulations issued by the State of Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, the equipment manufacturers, and the training information contained in the Fort Lewis College Radiation Safety Program.
The general responsibilities as outlined in the Radiation Safety Program include:
The RSO must be notified well in advance (60 - 90 days) when a radiation source will be brought onto campus, unless it is acquired through the College Purchasing Department, in which case the RFM-PI will already have been authorized by the RSC to receive the material.
Detailed training information is found in the Radiation Safety Program document and follows guidelines established by law.
Personnel monitoring devices will be worn by users of any handheld or stationary radiation producing equipment. These devices include body badges and finger rings. The RSO maintains all personnel monitoring records. RFM-PIs must provide all prior records of radiation exposure. Radiation exposure results will be reported within 30 days of receipt from an approved laboratory. The RSO will review and record personnel monitoring results at least quarterly.
Rooms, areas, and equipment where radioactive materials are used or stored must be clearly marked with appropriately worded and designated standard radiation signs.
Laboratory inspections will be announced or unannounced and conducted by the RSO.
II. Reason for Policy
Compliance with federal and state regulations and mitigation of risk in work areas where radioisotopes and radiation producing machines are used.
For following the policy: All employees and students
For enforcement of the policy: Radiation Safety Committee, Radiation Safety Officer
For oversight of the policy: Vice President for Finance and Administration
For notification of policy: Policy Librarian
For procedures implementing the policy: Department chairs of Biology, Chemistry, Geosciences, and Physics and Engineering.
IV. Cross-Referenced Policies
V. Consequences of Non-Compliance
The department chair in consultation with the dean (RSC Chair) will determine appropriate consequences for non-compliance according to the provisions in the Faculty Handbook, Part II, Section 17, "Dismissal and other Disciplinary Actions." Disciplinary action up to and including termination as described in the Classified Employees Handbook, Exempt Employees Handbook.