Research at Duquesne University involving radioactive materials (RAM) must be approved in advance by the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO). The use of RAM is regulated by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Work with RAM requires a two hour training and dosimetry badging. RSO approval is required for ordering and procedures for use of RAM. Radioactive waste must be segregated by isotope and generated waste should be minimized. The Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) office monitors radioactive waste containment and disposal. The operation of x-ray generating equipment is regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP). The RSO must be informed if such equipment is acquired or removed. Additional information is available from the EH&S office or the Radiation Safety Office.
Radiation safety policies training and forms can be found at the Radiation Safety Website.