RADIATION SAFETY is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, and students who are directly or indirectly involved in the use of radioisotopes or radiation producing devices.
Texas State University is licensed by the state of Texas to use radioactive materials in research, development, and instruction. While this means a minimum of controls by the state, it entails the responsibility that we establish and pursue an effective Radiation Safety Program. It is the purpose of this manual to set out the guidelines of that program.
The use of radiation in a university, where a large number of people may be unaware of their exposure to radiation hazards, makes strict adherence to procedures established by federal and state authorities of paramount importance. Special efforts to ensure the safety of faculty, staff, students and the general public are essential. The Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management office has the responsibility for establishing and pursuing an effective Radiation Safety Program for this University.
It is the responsibility of all faculty, staff, and students involved in radiation work to familiarize themselves with the program outlined in this manual, and to comply with its requirements. Radiation safety depends on a continuous awareness of potential hazards.