Radiation Safety

Environment, Health, & Safety


Introduction To Radiation Safety At SUNY Plattsburgh

The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)

This federally mandated committee, appointed by the Provost, is charged with approving all uses of ionizing radiation on campus, auditing the College's radiation safety program, and recommending safety policies and procedures. It meets as often as necessary, but at least once per calendar quarter.

Contact the RSO for a list of committee members and a copy of the committee bylaws.

Department Of Health (DOH) License

The principle of ALARA (As Low as Reasonably Achievable) is the basis for the College's radiation safety program. ALARA obligates the RSO to conduct the safety program in such a way to minimize personnel radiation exposure. The RSO will take investigative action when any personnel radiation exposures 10% if the maximum allowed by the CFR.

Waste Disposal

Disposal of radioactive waste presents specific challenges to SUNY Plattsburgh and requires the cooperation of the entire campus community. Labs should make every effort to minimize the amount of waste generated. EH&S staff are available to meet with labs to review their usage and waste streams to help with volume minimization.

Contact Information

Cathleen Eldridge, Associate Director
Office: Sibley Hall 421
Phone: (518) 564-5009
Fax: (518) 564-5082
Email: eldridcm@plattsburgh.edu