Radiation Safety Program

Radioactive material and radiation-producing devices are valuable tools used in teaching and research at NMSU. The University Radiation Safety Committee (URSC) and Environmental Health Safety & Risk Management (EHS&RM) are committed to supporting the safe use of ionizing radiation, in all its forms, for teaching, research, and clinical missions at NMSU. A primary function of the URSC is to establish and university policies and procedures concerning how employees can use regulated sources of ionizing radiation at NMSU. It is the responsibility of the URSC to provide and enforce safety guidelines for the use of licensed radioactive material, x-ray machines and other regulated radiation-producing devices.

The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO), working within EHS&RM, manages the day to day activities of the of Radiation Safety Program. The RSOalso serves as the university’s compliance officer and primary point of contact for the radiation safety program.

A successful radiation safety program depends on the cooperation of many individuals at all levels of the university. NMSU is committed to providing a quality radiation safety program designed to protect the health and safety of radiation users, university community and the general public.