USC’s Radiation Safety manages all aspects of radiation related work done at USC campuses and satellite sites. Radiation Safety 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 and servicing a liaison between University and regulatory agencies.
How do I:
- Apply for a Radiation Use Authorization (RUA)? – Use these guidance documents for assistance:
- Medical Procedure Dose Guide
- Medical Research Procedures Using Ionizing Radiation
- RSC Informed Consent Templates
- Attend Radiation Safety Training?
- Order radioactive materials?
- Update my radioactive material inventory?
- Dispose of radioactive material?
- Select the appropriate instrument to measure radiation?
- Record radiation contamination surveys?
- Obtain a dosimeter badge and ring?
- Transport radioactive material?
- Register my radiation-producing device?
- Learn about X-Ray Safety?
- Learn about Laser Safety?
Find answers to Frequently Asked Questions in Radiation Safety.
- Radiation Use Application (iStar application)
- X-ray/Radiation-producing machine registration
- Monthly Contamination Check Form
- Dosimeter Add/Delete Form (provide training certificate with this form)
- Transfer/Shipment of Radioactive Materials (fillable form)
- Rad SOP Template
- Rad SOP – Example
Go to the Radiation Safety Resources page for Important Links, Regulations, and Recommended Vendors.