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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange "hands-on" training for a survey meter, lab surveys, waste protocol, and pre-natal radiation safety.
All radioactive waste shall be picked up by RMS. The online Radioactive Waste Pickup Form shall be used to request a RMS pickup and to label the radioactive waste container for disposal.
|Radioactive Waste Pickup Form||
|Authorization for Releasing Radiation Exposure (203 kb, pdf)|