USC’s Radiation safety office manages all aspects of radiation related work done at USC campuses and satellite sites. Safety office primarily oversees all the radiation research carried out at USC by issuing radiation permit to investigators, reviewing protocols, conducting safety audit, training faculty and staff on safety standards, waste management, controlling exposure, etc.
Radiation safety office has several policies in place and hardworking staff to keep USC community safe from hazards of ionizing radiation and support researchers in their extra ordinary work.
- As Low As is Reasonably Achievable (ALARA): Safety office makes every reasonable effort to maintain radiation exposures, and releases of radioactive material in effluents to unrestricted areas.
- To ensure control of the possession and use of various sources of radiation (isotopes and devices producing radiation) in University teaching, research and operating programs.
- To minimize, as much as possible, hazards to personnel and loss of property arising from the use of such materials
- To ensure compliance with all Federal, State and local laws and regulations covering the use of such materials, machines and devices.
- Radiation Use Application (Forms for application of Radiation permits and protocols)
- Monthly Contamination Check Form (PDF)
- Dosimeter Add/Delete Form (Please provide training certificate with this form)
- X-ray/Radition producing machine registration (with State Radiation Health Branch)
- Online Radioactive Inventory Management (Access Required)
- X-ray Irradiator appointment (Access required)
- How to log radioactive isotope usage and disposal online (PPT)
- How to arrange for radiation waste container pickup (PPT)
- How to record contamination check online (PDF)
- Medical Information for Shallow Radiation Exposure
- California Department of Public Health Radiologic Health Branch
- Cal-OSHA Eye Protection
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission