The purpose of a Radiation Safety Program is to:
- To protect the Institution and its community, the general public and the environment from potential radiation hazards associated with the use of ionizing and non-ionizing radiation in research procedures, research or diagnostic devices and equipment.
- To ensure compliance with applicable federal, state and local regulations;
- To ensure that all ionizing radiation levels are maintained As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA);
An Institution’s Radiation Safety Program should encompasses the New Hampshire Rules for the Control of Radiation. The primary elements of a Radiation Safety Program should include written policies and procedures, training and periodic compliance inspections. Strict rules and regulations need to apply to the use of radioactive materials on the any campus.
Guidance on Federal and State Radiation Regulations:
- Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR Part 20) — Standards for Protection Against Radiation
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration — Ionizing Radiation
- U.S. Food and Drug Administration — Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH)