Radiation Safety officers

Radiation safety officers manage OHS issues associated with radiation hazards in their area. They are appointed by their Head of academic/administrative unit and are responsible for:

  • oversee purchase of radioactive substances
  • register sources of ionising radiation
  • keep records on the purchase, use, storage and disposal of radioactive substances
  • advise, inform and train people on local use, storage, transport and disposal of radioactive substances
  • maintain personal monitoring programs for users of radioactive substances
  • help manage risks and hazards associated with radiation safety
  • assist in the application of OHS procedures on radiation safety
  • review radiation safety aspects of research projects and teaching activities
  • respond to, investigate and develop corrective action following radiation safety incidents
  • liaise with the University's Radiation Protection Officer, OH&S, local OHS committee, Head of academic/administrative unit and local health and safety representatives
  • monitor local area compliance with radiation safety aspects of OHS policy and procedures
  • audit local area legal compliance with regard to radiation safety and report breaches to the Radiation Protection Officer
  • promote awareness of ionising radiation safety.

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