Illinois State University has a license issued from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) permitting qualified persons to use approved radioactive materials in their research programs. The University's Radiation Safety Committee regulates the use of these materials permitted by the license. In addition to the license, x-ray and laser producing devices have been registered with IEMA.
Safegauirding individuals and minimizing physical and health effects from exposures to radioisotopes. x-rays, and lasers is the responsibility of the principal user(s). However, Environmental Health and Safety has been given the responsibility of overseeing radiation safety at ISU.
Faculty members may use radioactive materials, radiation-producing machines, and lasers in pursuit of their research or teaching. Before obtaining or using radioactive materials or radiation-proiducing devices, the following items must be completed: