Stony Brook University
University Environment Committee
Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Administration Building - VP Conference Room 2nd Floor
1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Attending: Chair; John Murray, Vice-Chair; Paul Siegel NA; Recording Secretary; Nicholas Koridis, Theresa Tiso, Dmitri Tsybychev, Gary Mar, Regina Lento, and Eric Lamberg
Staff: Gary Kaczmarczyk; Executive Director of Environmental Health and Safety; Sean Harling of Environmental Health and Safety and Dr. Terry M. Button Radiology
Meeting called to order: 1:35pm
Introductions – Agenda and sign-in passed around.
Review of the Minutes – Motion to approve the minutes Dmitri, and seconded Theresa. Minutes approved unanimously, as amended by email. Thanks to John Robinson for taking the February minutes.
1. Presentation on University Radiation Safety
Gary introduced the Power Point Presentation ten minute slideshow along with Sean Harling of EHS. There were handouts passed around illustrating the radiation compliance program. A discussion was had on formal inspection program and protocol.
Topics discussed were ALARA, training, permitting, radiation protection, lab safety inspection procedures and more.
Radiation Protection, time distance shielding and engineering controls
The importance of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment is essential while also wearing the dose limit badges for personal radiation monitoring.
A discussion on smokers who can get lung radiation and the statistics, the difference between ionizing radiation vs high dose/low doses. The inspection of the Hazardous Waste Management Facility is checked once a week.
Dr. Terry Button spoke about the Hospital Regulations as well going into details and statistics of employees exposed to the radiation.
2. Interaction with Tobacco-free campus committee
John Murray indicated that a SUNY-wide smoking policy is in development and there is a Faculty Committee also looking for Volunteers to join Healthier U directed by Donna Buehler.
3. New Business
Next Meeting will discuss the Animals on Campus Issues for our April agenda. Location and Date, TBD