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Radiation Safety Committee

Advisory Committee, last revision April 1994; January 2013; March 2019.

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 four (4) full-time faculty members from the College of Science. Membership can be drawn from any of the departments in the College, where no more than one faculty member from a department serves on the committee at a given time. The Radiation Safety Officer shall be an ex officio nonvoting member. Faculty members shall be appointed by the Dean of the College of Science. The representative from the Office of Support Services Procurement shall be appointed by the Assistant Vice President for Administration and Fiscal Services Facilities and Operation. 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.


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.

  • Kim Woodrow, Procurement Services, Position Filled
  • Holly Niehoff, Radiation Safety Officer, Ex-officio
  • Amy Staton, Veterinary Technology, 2022-24
  • Nathan Coker, Biology & Chemistry, 2022-24
  • Katie Kaufman, Animal Science, 2022-24
  • Jeff Fannin, Imaging Sciences, 2022-24

* All terms end Aug. 15 of each fiscal year.

Contact Information

Faculty Senate

Susan Perry, Faculty Senate Secretary
302A Ginger Hall

PHONE: 606-783-2598