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.
The safety of individuals from the effects of both X-ray and radioisotope exposure is the responsibility of the principal user. However, Environmental Health and Safety has been given the responsibility of overseeing the program and maintaining the license for the use of the isotopes and X-rays.
Any faculty member may use radioactive materials in pursuit of their research or teaching. Before obtaining the materials the following items must be completed: