Radiation Protection Programs
Nuclear Materials Safety
Nuclear Materials Safety is tasked to function as the licensing and inspection group for radioactive materials. Health physicists perform both licensing and inspection of radioactive materials as well as response to radiological incidents. The Nuclear Materials Safety program is comprised of the Medical, Industrial and Decommissioning sections for state-licensed facilities. This program also provides radon outreach activities and tracks low-level radioactive waste disposal issues including storage and disposal requirements.
X-ray has jurisdiction over the radiation-generating devices in Ohio. Devices include X-ray machines, linear accelerators and electron microscopes. X-ray uses a registration system and performs on-site inspections of facilities such as hospitals, dental offices and industrial radiography.
Technical Support provides the radiation safety officer functions including dosimetry, instrumentation, equipment, quality assurance and internal training needs. This program includes response to nuclear power plant emergencies as well as response to radiological incidents. The program includes oversight and monitoring of the decommissioning activities at federal facilities where radioactive materials were used. In addition, this program maintains a technical library, website updates, and the Bradiation email listserv account.
Last Updated: 6/14/12
ODH Programs / Radiation Protection