Samir Shahat, Ph.D., Radiation Safety Officer
samir@uidaho.edu
phone: 208-885-6890
Environmental Health & Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844

PSS Units

Environmental Health & Safety

Environmental Health and Safety
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2030
Moscow, ID 83844-2030
Phone: (208) 885-6524
Fax: (208) 885-5969
Email

Public Safety & Security

Public Safety and Security
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162 
Moscow, ID 83844-3162
Phone: (208) 885-2254
Fax: (208) 885-9490

Emergency Management

Emergency Management
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7179
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Risk Management & Insurance

Risk Management & Insurance
875 Perimeter Dr MS 3162
Moscow, ID 83844-3162 
Phone: (208) 885-7177
Fax: (208) 885-9490
Email

Active in Emergencies
(208) 885-1010

Security Services

Security Services
875 Perimeter Dr MS 2281
Moscow, ID 83844-2281
Phone: (208) 885-7054
Fax: (208) 885-7001
Email

Part 610: Authorized User Responsibilities

610.10 Introduction
610.20 Responsibilities


610.10 Introduction
- The authorized user is expected to maintain control and to properly use the radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment under their authorization. An authorized user must protect university employees, students, the public, and the environment from unnecessary exposure to radiation or radioactive materials.


610.20
Responsibilities
- The following are the responsibilities of the authorized user:

(A) Ensuring compliance with the Radiation Safety Manual and all applicable state and federal regulations.

(B) Allowing the radiation safety officer or designee or other inspectors access to areas under their control for the purpose of inspecting, surveying or other matters pertaining to the use of radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment.

(C) Training personnel in the proper procedures and safety practices for using radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment, and maintaining documentation of all such training.

(D) Ensuring all personnel follow proper training procedures, and comply with the Individual User Responsibilities (Part 620) listed in the Radiation Safety Manual.

(E) Informing personnel of proper accident or emergency procedures, supplying necessary materials to perform those procedures.

(F) Promptly reporting accidents or incidents involving radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment.

(G) Ensuring that contamination surveys and waste disposal procedures are conducted as required, and maintaining the user's log as required.

(H) Notifying the Radiation Safety Committee or radiation safety officer of any personnel changes and corresponding personnel dosimetry monitoring requirements.

(I) Operating electron capture detectors in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions. Verifying that the detector and instrument are compatible and ensuring the exhaust from the detector is properly vented.

(J) Making available to each user a copy of the university's Radiation Safety Manual, the authorized user's Radiation Safety Committee authorization, and the authorized user's application and related documents.

(K) Verifying that any shop, maintenance, custodial, service personnel, or any private contractors, are able to perform their duties in a contamination-free work environment. If contaminated equipment must be serviced, the radiation safety officer or designee must be contacted to supervise the necessary work.

(L) Receiving approval from the Radiation Safety Committee or radiation safety officer for any changes, including new procedures, new isotope use, change in facilities, etc., in the authorized use of radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment prior to the actual change in use.

(M) If planning to be absent from the university for more than thirty consecutive days, designating another authorized user to be responsible for his/her use of radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment. This designated user must be qualified in the use of radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment as allowed in the radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment authorization and must be approved by the Radiation Safety Committee.

The authorized user must submit for approval a written request signed by the original authorized user, the designated authorized user and their department executives, to the Radiation Safety Committee assuring that the designated authorized user accepts and recognizes the associated responsibilities.

(N) Requesting a final survey of his/her workplace when terminating the use of radioactive materials or radiation-producing equipment. The authorized user shall ensure all radiation-producing equipment, radioactive materials and/or radioactive waste are accounted for, any personal dosimeters used are returned, and any required recordkeeping has been completed (see Part 305.50).