Understanding Radiation Safety and RSC Oversight

The principal function of the Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) at Iowa State University is to establish University policy for the safe use of radioactive materials and radiation-producing devices that comply with federal, state, and local regulations. Research projects that involve the use of radioactive materials or radiation-producing devices must be authorized by the RSC. The Department of Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) is empowered by the RSC to provide continuous oversight of authorized radiation users in order to ensure compliance.