Whenever sources of radiation are used at any institution, the safety of personnel and the general public becomes a prime consideration. To insure this safety, federal and state governments have developed regulations designed to protect the public health as related to radiation sources. Consequently, state regulations in agreement with federal standards require the existence of an adequate radiation safety program.
The Radiation Safety Committee and the Office of Prospective Health-Radiation Safety Section have been established to provide a quality radiation protection program for East Carolina University and the School of Dental Medicine. The committee has been authorized by the University Chancellor to review and approve proposals that utilize sources of radiation. The Office of Prospective Health-Radiation Safety Section provides for the daily program operation in compliance with the North Carolina Regulations for the Protection Against Radiation, 15A NCAC 11.
Radiation Safety Manual (click to review below).
Radiation badges are sent to each department bimonthly. Upon receipt of your new radiation badge, badges from the prior 2 months must be returned ASAP to:
Office of Prospective Health
Ed Warren Life Sciences Building, Room 188
Phone: (252) 744-3823
All radiation dose history reports are available to radiation workers at anytime. Contact Nikki Page to request. The office of Prospective Health will notify you in writing if your radiation dose exceeds 2% of the annual whole body dose of 5000 millirem. So if your dose is greater than 200 millirem for the two month wear period, you will receive a letter from the Radiation Safety Officer.
Training and Education
Radiation Safety Course Schedule**
**You must register to attend by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. In order to receive credit for the course, be sure to include your full name, department, and principal investigator (person you are working for) in the e-mail.
2014 Radiation Safety Course Schedule**
March 25, 2014
May 20, 2014
July 22, 2014
September 23, 2014
November 11, 2014
**NOTE: All 2014 courses are located in LSB 202 and begin at 2:00 pm and end at 4:30 pm. Please bring paper and pen with you.
Radiation Forms and Documents
Instructions for filling out Radiation Safety forms
Principle Investigator Statement of Agreement Education and Training (form RSO-01)
Pregnancy Declaration, Instruction and Dosimetry Evaluation Form
Radiation Safety Manual
Radiation Source Application
Radiation Worker Form (Badge) (form RSO-04)
Policy for Transfer of Surplus Property
Radioactive Waste Pick Up
For Radioactive Waste pick up, call 744-3867 and press #3.
Do not hesitate to give me a call should you have any questions with regard to radiation safety.
Marcus Jeannette, RSO
Basic Sciences Radiation Safety Officer