Activities Requiring Approval

  • Use of non-exempt quantities of radioactive material
  • Use of x-ray generating equipment (includes scanning electron microscopes)
  • Use of class 3B or 4 lasers

Required Trainings for Personnel on Protocols

Working With Training
Open or sealed source radioactive material RAM training for laboratory workers
Open or sealed source radioactive material RAM training for laboratory workers refresher
Sealed Ni-63 sources contained within electron capture devices Ni-63 Electron Capture Device Training
Mossbauer (Fe-57) sealed sources Mossbauer sealed source training
X-ray generating equipment (includes scanning electron microscopes) X-ray safety training
Class 3B and 4 lasers General Laser safety training

Committee Meeting Times:

Protocol Due Date RSC Meeting Date
Protocols must be submitted to RSO 21 days in advance of meetings Thursday September 27th 12-1:30
  Tuesday December 11th 12-1:30
  Thursday February 28th 12-1:30
  Thursday May 9th 12-1:30

List of Committee Duties

  • 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

Committee Mission Statement

The mission of Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) at MSU is to ensure that activities with ionizing radiation are conducted safely and responsibly. To fulfill this commitment, the RSC reviews and monitors all research and teaching activities by faculty, staff, and students that utilizes radioactive materials and x-ray generating equipment.