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Radiation Safety Committee

Termination Date: Advisory Committee, last revision April 1994; January 2013.
 

Purpose: To review, monitor, and make recommendations on the need for, and use of radioactive materials.
 

Membership: Voting membership of the committee shall consist of one faculty member selected from the programs in Physics, Astrophysics, Space Science or Earth Systems Science, one faculty member from the Department of Biology and Chemistry; one faculty member from the Veterinary Technology Program; one faculty member from the Department of Imaging Sciences; and one representative from the Office of Support Services. The Radiation Safety Officer shall be an ex officio nonvoting member. Faculty members shall be appointed by the Dean of Science and Technology. The representative from the Office of Support Services shall be appointed by the Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Services. Term of service for all members shall be three years with staggered replacement.
 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To review and make recommendations on requests by faculty or other University personnel interested in procuring or using radioactive material or ionizing equipment.
  • To see that all users meet the requirements and regulations of the institutional radiation safety program, the Kentucky Board of Health and radioactive materials license issued to the University.
  • To monitor compliance with Federal regulations.
 

Officers: A Chair, a Vice Chair, and a Secretary to be selected by the committee from the membership.
 

Frequency of Meetings: As required.
 

Reporting Channels: Advisory to the Provost on radiation safety policy and recommendatory to the Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Services on radiation safety equipment and service contracts.
 

Minutes and Proposals Copied to: Library, Faculty Senate, Student Government Association, and Staff Congress.
 

Support Services: Office of the Dean of Science and Technology.

 


 

MEMBERSHIP

The procedure for resignation from a University Standing Committee is written notification to the University Standing Committee chairperson, Faculty Senate secretary, and the faculty member’s Department Chair. In the absence of a University Standing Committee Chairperson, the notification may be sent to the Faculty Senate secretary and the faculty member’s Department Chair.
 

Name Representing Term Ending
Kim Woodrow Procurement Services Position Filled
Holly Niehoff Radiation Safety Officer Ex-officio
Amy Staton Veterinary Technology 2018-20
Nathan Coker Biology & Chemistry 2018-20
Tom Pannuti Earth & Space Science 2018-20
Jeff Fannin Imaging Sciences 2018-20

All terms end August 15 of each fiscal year.

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