Union College has a Radioactive Materials License (No. 443) issued by the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) for the use and storage of approved radioactive isotopes on campus. Applicable regulations are from Part 16 of the NYS Sanitary code and Part 38 Industrial Code.The license agreement also adheres to criteria and procedures provided in the NYSDOH Bureau of Environmental Radiation Protection Radiation Guide 10.2, Revision 1.
In addition, Radiation emitting equipment (Installations) owned by the College are registered with the NYSDOH. Copies of the certificate of registration and information for employees are posted near each unit.
The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) is responsible for ensuring all individuals who work with, or are in the vicinity of, radioactive material have sufficient training and experience to enable them to perform their duties safely and for ensuring use of all radioactive materials is conducted in a safe manner in accordance with NYSDOH regulations and the conditions of Union’s license.
The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) is delegated authority to ensure implementation of the radiation protection program and is responsible for the day-to-day conduct of the program.
Union’s radiation protection program is outlined in the Radiation Safety Manual, which must be reviewed and followed by all authorized users of radioactive materials.