Radiation Safety

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.


Contact Us

Marcus Jeannette

Marcus Jeannette, RSO
Basic Sciences Radiation Safety Officer
jeannettem@ecu.edu
252-744-2070

Mark Strausbauch

Mark Strausbauch
EHS Radiation Technician
strausbauchm@ecu.edu
252-744-3094

Nathan Carlson

Nathan Carlson
Laser Safety Officer (LSO)
carlsonn17@ecu.edu
252-744-3666


Radiation Badges

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:

Nikki Page
Office of Prospective Health
Ed Warren Life Sciences Building, Room 188
Phone: 252-744-3823
Email: pagen@ecu.edu

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 Class

  • All radiation users are required to take the radiation safety class before receiving a radiation badge or ring from Prospective Health.
  • The 2018 Radiation Safety Classes are taught the last Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Ed Warren Life Sciences Building, Room 202 with the exception of December 2018.  Please bring pen and paper with you to class.  If you need a training in December 2018, please contact Mark Strausbauch at strausbauchm@ecu.edu and Nikki Page at pagen@ecu.edu to set up a training time.
  • The 2019 Radiation Safety Classes are taught the last Tuesday of each month from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in the Ed Warren Life Sciences Building, Room 202. There are different training dates for April and December 2019 which are April 23rd and December 17th.  Please bring pen and paper with you if you attend on either of these dates.
  • *If you are unable to attend the radiation safety class on the last Tuesday of the month, please contact Mark Strausbauch, strausbauchm@ecu.edu, to arrange special training.
  • To receive credit for the course, be sure to include your full name, department, and principal investigator (person you are working for) in the email.
  • For questions, please email or call Mark Strausbauch at 744-3094.
Radiation Waste and Containment/Safety Review PowerPoint

Forms and Documents


Radioactive Waste Pick Up

For radioactive waste pick up, call 252-744-3867 and press #3.