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Radiation Safety Committee
umkcRSC@umkc.edu
(816) 235-5927

RSC Chair
Anthony Caruso, Ph.D.

Radiation Safety Officer
William Wright
816 235-5241
wrightwr@umkc.edu

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Regulatory Sites

US Nuclear Regulatory Commission This Home Page contains references applicable to UMKC's radioactive materials license
NUREG 1556, Vol.7
Program-specific guidance about academic, research and development, and other Licenses of Limited Scope - Final Report
NUREG 1556, Vol.11
Program-specific guidance about Licenses of Broad Scope - Final Report
NUREG 1575
Multi-Agency Radiation Survey and Site Investigation Manual (MARSSIM)

Note: guidance and procedures for deactivating and decommissioning facilities on a license
U.S. Food and Drug Administration The CDRH is responsible for regulating firms who manufacture, repackage, relabel, and/or import medical devices sold in the United States.

In addition, CDRH regulates radiation-emitting electronic products (medical and non-medical) such as lasers, x-ray systems, ultrasound equipment, microwave ovens and color televisions.
US Environmental Protection Agency Main web page for the EPA's Office of Radiation Programs
State of Missouri Radiation Control (DHSS) References are applicable to ionizing radiation-producing device use in Missouri
State of Kansas Radiation (KDHE) References are applicable to use of ionizing radiation-producing devices in Kansas as well as radioactive materials in Kansas.

For assistance with reciprocity issues when using UMKC radiation sources, please contact UMKC's Radiation Safety Officer

Professional and Scientific Organizations

Health Physics Society (HPS) With links to other organizations with interests in radiation safety
The health physicist's job is to manage the beneficial use of ionizing radiation while protecting workers and the public from potential hazards.

The Health Physics Society is dedicated to making sure that health physicists have the information and capabilities to do this.
Radiation Answers
This is an HPS-sponsored website dedicated to public education.
It contains objective, scientific information, peer reviewed by an advisory group of seven other professional organizations, and written in an easy to read format.
Conference of Radiation Control Program Directors, Inc (CRCPD)
CRCPD is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit non-governmental professional organization dedicated to radiation protection. CRCPD's mission is "to promote consistency in addressing and resolving radiation protection issues, to encourage high standards of quality in radiation protection programs, and to provide leadership in radiation safety and education."
CRCPD's primary goal is to assure that radiation exposure to individuals is kept to the lowest practical level, while not restricting its beneficial uses.
CRCPD's primary membership is made up of radiation professionals in State and local government that regulate the use of radiation sources, but anyone with an interest in radiation protection is eligible to join.
American Association of Physicists in Medicine (AAPM) The AAPM is a scientific, educational, and professional organization of more than 6,500+ medical physicists.
The purposes of the AAPM are to promote the application of physics to medicine and biology, encourage interest and training in medical physics and related fields.
Radiation Research Society The Radiation Research Society's objectives:
  • to encourage in the broadest manner the advancement of radiation research in all areas of the natural sciences
  • to facilitate cooperative research between the disciplines of physics, chemistry, biology and medicine in the study of the properties and effects of radiation
  • to promote dissemination of knowledge in these and related fields through publications, meetings and educational symposia

Vendors

UMKC's e-Procurement
"Show-Me Shop"
The listing of reduced contract pricing includes radiation research products and equipment.
Survey Meter Calibration Services
Ludlum Measurements, Inc.
Mid-America Calibrations
RSSI

 Ludlum Measurements, Inc.: manufacturer of survey instruments and radiation detectors

Local survey meter calibration service (Lee's Summit): contact at midamcal@comcast.net

RSSI calibrates survey meters

Listing of vendors does in no way represents an endorsement of products or services offered. It is provided for informational purposes only.