Regulations and Reference

RegulationsTo use radioactive materials and/or radiation generating devices, an institution must detail the full extent and breadth of their radiation protection program to ensure compliance with numerous regulations prior to licensure. As these are minimum requirements, Boston University Radiation Protection Office consistently takes a more stringent stance on many issues as our main goal is to embody the concepts of ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) as well as environmental protection.

Although regulations are the cornerstone of a radiation protection program there is a vast library of important technical documents, manuals, and literature that must be constantly reviewed and synthesized to maintain a relevant and robust program.

The following are some of the major regulations regarding radiation/ radioisotopes: