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Radiological Safety @ Texas State University

The State of Texas regulates the use of radiation through the Texas Department of State Health Services.  Use of Radiation devices, sources, and lasers at Texas State University must be in compliance with the Texas DSHS Radiation Control Program Regulations. The Radiation Safety Program outlines the requirements for the safe utilization of both radioactive materials and radiation emitting devices on the university campus. Further details are provided in the Radiation Safety Manual.

Texas State University maintains strict requirements for working with sources of radiation. The radiation safety program purpose is to protect employees, students, and visitors as well as the public and the environment from the harmful effects of exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiations. The Environmental Health, Safety & Risk Management Office (EHSRM) governs the protocol and use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices on campus.

Any faculty or staff member who desires to work with radioisotopes or radiation-producing devices must apply for and receive a permit from the EHSRM. In addition, their employees and other employees who work with sources of radiation must receive formal training in equipment operation, safety guidelines, and emergency procedures.

May 2011
Revised November 2014