The possession and use of radioactive materials by the University is authorized by the State of North Carolina, in agreement with the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Permission to obtain and use radioactive material is granted to a faculty or staff member who can demonstrate, through training and experience, that these materials will be used in a safe and proper manner consistent with all regulations. This permission is granted to a qualified faculty or staff member upon an application to and approval by the University Radiation Safety Committee. The Committee also empowers the Radiation Safety Officer to ensure compliance with regulations, and carry out the administrative duties of the Radiation Safety Program at the University.
After approval of the user by the Committee, each request for radioactive materials must be approved by the Radiation Safety Office. This is done by routing a "dummy" requisition to the Radiation Safety Office. The Radiation Safety Office will place all orders for radioactive materials by submitting a requisition to the Department of Materials Management or ordering against Standing Orders.