Radiation Safety Committee
The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) 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 of the RSC are carried out by the Radiation Safety staff with support of the Safety Committees. Safety Committees, Medical Physics and Radiation Safety services are provided by the Office of Research Compliance reporting to the Associate Vice President of Research Compliance who has broad responsibilities for research safety and compliance oversight at Boston University and Boston Medical Center.