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Oklahoma State University

Radiation Safety

Oklahoma State University’s Radiation Safety Office operates within the office of University Research Compliance. The Radiation Safety Office holds the government issued licenses and permits which allow the University to procure, use, store, transfer, and dispose of various radioactive materials as well as machines which produce ionizing radiation. These licenses are issued by the Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) acting on behalf of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). As a licensee of ODEQ, the Radiation Safety Office is charged with the responsibility to ensure that all radioactive materials and machines capable of producing ionizing radiation are used in accordance with all applicable state and federal regulations, namely Oklahoma Administrative Code (OAC) 252:410 and Code of Federal Regulations 10 CFR Parts 19, 20, and 30-33 among others.

To effectively fulfill these responsibilities, The Radiation Safety Office assists other campus clients who are authorized by the office to conduct activities involving radioactive materials and/or use machines which produce ionizing radiation by (among other things):

  • Helping to ensure the safety of our clients, other campus personnel, and the general public
  • Providing guidance to our clients on how to accomplish their research goals while adhering to federal and state regulations

While compliance is a necessary part of our job, it is also an overt goal of our office to be a source of help in navigating the sometimes seemingly confusing path for use of radioactive materials and machines capable of producing ionizing radiation. In this regard, individual clients are encouraged to use the links to the left for forms, instructions, guidance, or answers to your questions. You can use the “E-mail a question” link to the right if you cannot find the answer you are looking for or call any one of the people/numbers listed below for help with your questions.

Mr. Jim Tucker
Radiation Safety Officer
226 Cordell North
Office: 405.744.7890
Cell: 405.714.8041
Ms. Brandi Simmons
Assistant Radiation Safety Officer
224 Cordell North
Office: 405.744.3474
Cell: 405.762.9201
Mr. Brandon Jordan
Radiation Safety Technician
224 Cordell North
Office: 405.744.4972
Cell: 405.380.8646

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Upcoming Meetings

  • Radiation Safety Meeting
    May 8, 2014

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