About the Office of Radiation Safety

Statement of Commitment

The University is committed to maintaining exposures of radiation to faculty, staff, students and the public, resulting from the use of radiation sources in teaching and research, As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).

The Radiation Safety Committee, the Office of Environmental Health and Safety and the Radiation Safety Office will advise and assist faculty, staff and students in all matters regarding radiation safety. The Committee will recommend to the campus administration, through the Office of Environmental Health and Safety, policies and procedures to be required for maintaining safe radiation exposures (ALARA) through the safety handling, storage, use, transport and disposal of radiation sources.

The Radiation Safety Office will assist in the interpretation of the rules and regulations of the Minnesota Department of Health, Nuclear Regulatory Commission, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and any others that pertain to the protection against radiation exposure.