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Announcement: The Analytical X-Ray Training is now on-line on HuskyCT. Training must be completed prior to using x-ray equipment. The training is for all analytical x-ray equipment users. If you have any questions about this training please contact Amy Courchesne at 6-5399 or amy.c@uconn.edu. X-ray Producing Equipment Users Please register on-line using your NETID and password with EHS for access to the HuskyCT training module. An X-Ray Laboratory-based training form must be completed by the X-Ray supervisor and user then sent to EHS at U-4097.

ABOUT US: RADIATION SAFETY

The Radiation Safety Section (RSS) is responsible for ensuring a safe environment for all personnel and members of the public at the University of Connecticut with regard to radiation from X-rays, isotopes, and lasers. These sources of radiation are restricted primarily to research laboratories and have very little impact on workers in non-laboratory settings. In the event that a worker has to enter a radiation lab, precautions are taken to ensure that this person is trained and never comes in contact with radioactivity. Personnel who work in or near a radiation lab where they may be exposed are provided with training and monitors to measure their exposure. This documents that their radiation exposures are within the regulatory guidelines and are as low as reasonably achievable. Those personnel who work with radioactive materials are classified as radiation workers and have explicit training and licensure requirements that include approval by the Radiation Safety Committee, limits to the amount of radioactivity they may possess, quarterly inspections and required personal monitoring. The RSS oversees all aspects of the federal regulations that regulate the use of radioactive materials under the auspices of the license issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to the University of Connecticut.

Staff:

Amy Courchesne, Manager, 486-5399

  • Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) and Laser Safety Officer (LSO). Oversight and management of the Radiation Safety Program, X-ray Safety Program and Laser Safety Program.

Roy Brown, Radiation Safety Specialist II, 486-0925

  • inspection of and questions pertaining to radiological material laboratories, radiological surveys, inventory control, radioactive material waste management and radiation safety training.

Brianna Sullivan, Radiation Safety Specialist II, 486-1108

  • inspection of and questions pertaining to radiological material laboratories, radiological surveys, inventory control, radioactive material waste management and radiation safety training.

Dawn Kemp, Administrative Services Specialist II, 486-1105

  • radioactive use protocols, committee secretary.

Diane Bolduc, Program Assistant I, 486-3613

  • radioactive material requisitioning, personnel monitoring, training registration and records.