The Radiation Safety Committee (RSCRadiation Safety Committee The Radiation Safety Committee...) oversees the possession, use, and disposal of all radioactive material used for research, clinical, instructional, and service purposes within Boston University (BU), Boston Medical Center (BMC), and its affiliates.

The RSC has overall responsibility for the development and recommendation of comprehensive polices and guidelines for the safe use of all sources of radiation, including all clinical and research uses of radioactive materials and all ionizing and non-ionizing radiation-generating devices. As such, the RSC is charged to provide general review and audit of radiation safety programs at BU and BMC, to determine compliance with regulations and licenses issued on the local, state, and federal levels.

The directives are carried out by the Medical Physics & Radiation Safety staff of the office of Environmental Health & Safety.

Radiation Safety Charter













The Medical Physics and Radiation Safety maintains the following forms:

  • Authorized User Responsibilities
  • Declaration of Pregnancy
  • Irradiator User Responsibilities
  • Lab Supervisor Responsibilities
  • Permit Holder Responsibilities
  • Radioactive Material Permit (Human Use) Application
  • Radioactive Material Permit (Non-Human Use) Application
  • Radioactive Material Renewal (Non-Human Use) Renewal & Changes
  • Request for Dosimetry
  • Radioactive Sink Disposal Log
  • Radioactive Waste Disposal Record

PLEASE NOTE: Information regarding the Laser Safety Program has been relocated here.