Radiation Safety

Overview

The University of Notre Dame is committed to a program that will keep individual and collective doses of radiation as low as reasonably achievable (ALARA).  The University works to meet these regulations by training individuals who use radioactive materials and radiation producing machines in safe practice, monitoring for radiation exposure, and conducting surveys for contamination and external radiation dose on a regular basis.

The Radiation Safety Officer shall approve all purchases of radioactive materials, maintain an inventory of radioactive materials and radiation producing machines, and manage the disposal of all radioactive waste from the University.

Written Program

Radiation Safety Manual (2,070 kb, pdf)

Training Requirements

For users of radioactive materials, initial training and annual refresher training is required.

For personnel frequenting a lab (more than 2X/week), using, or storing radioactive material - initial awareness training and annual refresher training is required. These courses can be assigned through complyND. The course names are:

  • RMS - Radiation Awareness Training
  • RMS - Radiation Safety Modules 1, 2, 3 (All three must be completed for initial training)
  • RMS - Radiation Safety Refresher

After completion of Modules 1, 2, and 3, initial trainees must contact the Radiation Safety Officer (1-5037 or welding.1@nd.edu) to arrange "hands-on" training for a survey meter, lab surveys, waste protocol, and pre-natal radiation safety. 

Resources

                                 Applications/Request Forms

               Inspection Forms

Application for Radioisotopes or Additional Quantities

Request for Facility Approval for Radionuclide Usage

Radiation User Inspector Report (14 kb, pdf)

Responsible Investigator Application

Request for Film Badge Service

 

Radiation Producing Machine Registration Application

Shipping Requirements When Requesting Radioactive Sources (37 kb, pdf)

 

Authorization for Releasing Radiation Exposure (203 kb, pdf)    

Regulatory Requirements

Indiana Rule for Radiation Control, 410 IAC 5 (~1 mb, pdf)

Title 10, Part 20 of the Code of Federal Regulations entitled "Standards for Protection Against" (htm)