Radiation Safety Office



The RSO must approve all acquisitions of radioactive materials in advance. Acquisitions include purchases, gifts, and transfers. The RSO maintains continuing control of the total University inventory of radioactive materials.

Radioactive Materials must be received on the Pullman campus during University working hours only. Deliveries at any other times, such as holidays and weekends, are not allowed. The RSO receives, inspects, and surveys all incoming radioactive materials. After survey, Radiation Safety personnel deliver the materials to the authorized user on the WSU Pullman campus.

Pullman campus authorized useres are not to receive radioactive materials directly from vendors. If radioactive materials are delivered directly to the authorized user, notify the RSO immediately to ensure that proper receiving surveys are performed and documented, and that necessary inventory documents are generated.

Note: Researchers are to place orders for perishable materials so that they arrive early in the week and before 3:00 p.m. on any day (2:00 p.m. in summer). The RSO is not responsible for perishable materials received after 3:00 p.m. (or 2:00 p.m. in summer).

NOTE: Do not use Department Orders (K-Orders), or purchasing cards to purchase radioactive materials.

For information regarding the Purchase of Static Eliminators Containing Polonium 210 (Po-210) click here.


Related Links

Authorization to Possess and Use Ionizing Radiation
SPPM S90.40
Radioactive Delivery Record

Form: Application to Use Radioactive Materials
Authorization to Use Radiation Sources
SPPM 90.50
Form: Request for Reduction in Scope of Radioactive Material Use








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