Organization

Radiation Safety Committee & Subcommittees

Committee Responsibilities, Delegation of Authority and Subcommittees:

  • The Radiation Safety Committee
    To ensure good communication between programs and to verify that activities are carried out according to established policies and procedures, the Director of Radiation Safety shall be a permanent member of the Radiation Safety Committee and of all of its subcommittees."*
    The Radiation Safety Committee is responsible to hold quarterly meetings to discuss radiation related safety issues and to review issues discussed in the Safety Subcommittees. The RSC shall also provide an annual review or audit of the UMass Lowell radiation safety program. For more information on the Radiation Safety Committee and Subcommittee members roles and responsibilities review the Approved Charter (pdf) 

  • The Accelerator/X-ray Safety Subcommittee (AXSS)
    The Accelerator/X-ray Safety Subcommittee reviews all aspects of radiation safety in and around accelerator and x-ray facilities. Decisions of the Subcommittee are binding subject to the ultimate approval by the Committee.  
      
  • The Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Subcommittee (NIRSSC)
    The NIRSSC reviews aspects of laser and non-ionizing radiation safety. Decisions of the Subcommittee are binding subject to the ultimate approval by the Committee.
  • The Reactor Safety Subcommittee (RSSC)
    The RSSC reviews all aspects of radiation safety for the reactor.  Decisions of the Subcommittee are binding subject to the ultimate approval by the Committee.

Membership:

The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC)  
(10 members, quorum is 6)
  • Clayton French, Professor, Radiological Sciences, Chairman
  • Steven Snay, Director of Radiation Safety, Radiation Safety Office, Secretary
  • Leo Bobek, Reactor Supervisor, Radiation Laboratory
  • Sue Braunhut, Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Partha Chowdhury, Professor, Co-Director of the Radiation Laboratory
  • Nelson Eby, Professor, Environmental Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mark Hines, Interim Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Jerome Hojnacki, Professor, Biological Sciences
  • Richard Lemoine, Director, Environmental & Emergency Management
  • Elaine Major, Director, Office of Institutional Compliance 

The Accelerator/X-ray Safety Subcommittee (AXSS)
(7 members, quorum is 4)
  • Christopher Lister, Professor, Co-Director of the Radiation Laboratory, Chairman
  • Steven Snay, Director of Radiation Safety, Radiation Safety Office, Secretary
  • Partha Chowdhury, Professor, Co-Director of the Radiation Laboratory
  • James Egan, Professor, Physics
  • Gunter Kegel, Professor, Radiation Laboratory Past Director
  • Gregg Parker, Accelerator Supervisor, Radiation Laboratory
  • Mark Tries Professor, Radiological Sciences

The Non-Ionizing Radiation Safety Subcommittee (NIRSSC) 
(members, quorum is)
  • The committee is being formed, Please check back later for membership details.
The Reactor Safety Subcommittee (RSSC)
(8 members, quorum is 5)
  • John White, Professor, Nuclear and Chemical Engineering, Chairman
  • Steven Snay, Director of Radiation Safety, Radiation Safety Office, Secretary
  • Sukesh Aghara, Professor, Nuclear and Chemical Engineering
  • Leo Bobek, Reactor Supervisor, Radiation Laboratory
  • Partha Chowdhury, Professor, Co-Director of the Radiation Laboratory
  • Nelson Eby, Professor, Environmental Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
  • Mary Montesalvo, Chief Reactor Operator, Radiation Laboratory
  • Mark Tries Professor, Radiological Sciences

Committee Meetings:

 Minutes of the meeting will be recorded and kept on file for review.

*Authorized Personnel: In reference to all procedures for the operation of the accelerator, authorized persons are those persons who have satisfactorily completed a training program with the Accelerator Engineer and who have been approved by the Accelerator Safety Subcommittee.

A current list of Committee/Subcommittee members can be obtained by request from the Radiation Safety Office.