• Ensures that all University activities requiring the use of radiation producing devices or radioactive materials are performed within specific regulatory standards and the particular conditions of its broad-scope byproduct materials license
  • Sets policy which will be coordinated through the Radiation Safety Office
  • Performs reviews of routine applications involving radioactive material or radiation use
  • Ensures that exposure to radioactive material or radiation producing equipment are maintained at levels as low as reasonably achievable
  • Reviews activities performed by the Radiation Safety Office
  • Prepares and maintains all Committee business
  • Participates in search and selection of candidates for positions of Radiation Safety Officer and ancillary radiation safety support staff


At least quarterly, but as often as necessary to consider all aspects pertinent to radiation safety


Voting Members

Name Department
Jim Berardinelli (Chair) Animal & Range Sciences
Bill Dyer Plant Sciences & Plant Pathology
Eric Boyd Microbiology & Immunology
George Gauss Chemistry & Biochemistry
Kirk Lubick Office of Research Compliance
Blake Wiedenheft Microbiology & Immunology
Phil Merta Animal & Range Sciences

Ex Officio Members

Name Department
Nick Childs (Radiation Safety Officer) Office of Research Compliance/Physics
Justin Cook Office of Research Compliance


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