Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)
As required by Commonwealth of Virginia regulations, the RSC meets quarterly. One of its primary responsibilities is to evaluate new users and new uses of radioactive material. This includes evaluating the training and experience of applicants who request authorization to use radioactive material at the facility, using criteria developed by the RSC. The committee is also responsible for reviewing personnel dosimetry data, discussing the results of required radiation surveys, and any significant incidents, including spills, contamination, medical events, etc. The RSC is required to review the radiation safety program every 12 months for maintaining doses As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA) and providing any necessary recommendations to ensure doses are ALARA. The overall compliance status for authorized users and all uses of radioactive material is also thoroughly reviewed. The RSC, working with the executive management, shares responsibility with the Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) for conducting periodic audits of the radiation safety program and providing oversight and regulatory compliance of all uses of radioactive material at VCU and VCU Health. Additionally, the Committee reviews any consultant's audit findings and acts upon those findings. The RSC has representation from both the research and clinical areas of radioactive materials use and is chaired by a senior faculty member at VCU or VCU Health.
Important Documents and Forms