Radioactive Materials (RAM)
MU possesses a broad scope license issued by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to the Curators. This license allows MU to receive, possess, use and transfer radioactive materials, with the exception of some naturally occurring radioactive materials that are exempt from regulation. X-ray machines and accelerators are currently regulated by the State of Missouri.
Campus activities are managed through the designation of Principal Investigators and Supervisors as Authorized Users, who are responsible for locations where radioactive materials are used or stored. In addition, EHS monitors these locations to assure that radioactive materials are being handled safely and stored securely.
EHS also provides guidance on working safely with non-ionizing radiation sources, such as lasers, radiofrequency radiation, and microwaves.
EHS works closely with the Radiation Safety Committee to develop policies and procedures for regulatory compliance.