Under various licenses issued by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), The Catholic University of America is authorized to possess and use defined sources of ionizing radiation for research and experimental purposes. These licenses require that CUA establish and maintain an active Radiation Safety Committee (RSC), a program for radiation safety, and a Radiation Safety Manual.

As in every safety program, the primarily responsibility for maintaining personnel and environmental safety lies with the individual worker. Therefore, all persons who work with sources of ionizing radiation at the University shall comply with the provisions contained in this manual and the regulations of both the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the District of Columbia.

This document comprises the Radiation Safety Manual for The Catholic University of America and supersedes all previous editions, which are now obsolete.

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