Radiation Safety

Policy number: 
15.010
Policy description: 

The University of North Texas (UNT) is committed to the proper receipt, possession, use and transfer of sources of radiation and lasers by UNT faculty, staff and students through the establishment of responsibilities that meet or exceed standards prescribed by federal and state regulations.

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PDF icon Radiation Safety
Policy owner: VP for Finance and Administration
Policy contact: 
Scott Dunkle
Executive Director, Risk Management
Division of Finance and Administration
Applies to: 
Faculty, Staff, Students, All University
Date Issued: 
Friday, February 23, 1990

Last updated: 

Date: 
05/07/2021
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Policy revision: • Separated user requirements for radiation, x-ray and laser safety programs: Individuals possessing, receiving, using, storing, or transferring any radioactive materials, radiation-producing devices or lasers must be registered under the UNT radioactive material license. • Radiation producing devices and lasers must be registered under a current Certificate of X-Ray registration or Certificate of Laser registration, as applicable, issued by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS), unless a written exemption is granted by TDSHS. • Designated that all activity related specifically to the sources of radiation and lasers must be within the scope of the current Radioactive Material License, Certificate of X-Ray registration and Certificate of Laser registration. • Updated the Radiation Safety Committee duties and designated the Radiation Safety Officer as a non-voting member.
Date: 
08/11/2011
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Revised to update VP area of responsibility and minor edits to the procedures and responsibilities requested by the RSO. Effective 08/11/2011.
Date: 
04/29/2011
Action: 
Format Only
Date: 
01/01/2005
Action: 
Revision