Radiation Safety Guide

Radiation Protection Services (RPS) has the responsibility to implement the radiation safety program at Stony Brook University. The complete rules and regulations for the safe use of radioactive materials can be found in the University Radiation Protection Committee (URPC) Policies and Procedures booklet, which is available in each authorized radioactive materials laboratory. This booklet is provided to aid you in recognizing your responsibility for radiation safety. While it gives an overview of basic radiation safety procedures, it is the responsibility of each radiation worker to be thoroughly familiar with all applicable sections of the Radioactive Materials Safety Manual.

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Authorization to Use Radioactive Materials

All radioactive materials users must be authorized through the RPS office. Senior Investigator authorizations are granted to qualified individuals who are principle investigators of research projects and/or responsible for supervising radioactive materials used by associate users or students in the lab. Associate Investigator authorizations are granted to those individuals working under the supervision of and directly responsible to a Senior Investigator. Radioisotope laboratories must be approved and their use restricted to those isotopes and conditions listed in the Radioactive Materials Authorization.

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