Meets:  Biannually, on the 2nd Wednesday of March and September

Radiation Proposals:

Proposals must be submitted to Chris Helstern.  Radiation safety research application forms are available from the Radiation Safety Forms page.

Charge: 

The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) will ensure that radioactive material, licensed under the broadscope radioactive material license, and ionizing radiation producing equipment (i.e. x-ray equipment, fluoroscopes, accelerators, etc.) are used safely, and in compliance with State of Tennessee and federal regulations, broadscope license conditions, and certified registrations. The RSC must also; (1) review and approve or disapprove users and uses of licensed material; (2) review recommendations on ways to maintain individual and collective doses as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA); (3) review biannually, a summary of the occupational radiation dose records (ALARA report) of all personnel working with licensed material; (4) review biannually all incidents involving licensed materials with respect to cause and subsequent actions taken; and (5) review annually the radiation safety program.

RSC Members

Faculty
Carmelo Rizzo  (Chair) Arts & Sciences
Bruce Carter Biochemistry
Masakazu Shiota Molecular Physiology & Biophysics
Enxia Zhang School of Engineering; van de Graaff Accelerator & Irradiator Representative
Brian Wadzinski Pharmacology
Administrative & Ex Officio
Christopher Helstern Radiation Safety Officer
Karen Jackson Division of Animal Care
Ruth Nagareda University Compliance Officer
Lori Rolando Occupational Health Clinic
Kevin Warren VEHS Administration/Management Representative