The Radiation Safety Committee (RSC) is comprised of campus safety personnel and researchers from nuclear engineering, nutrition, veterinary medicine, animal science, microbiology, medical physics, and medical research departments.
The RSC recommends policy and procedures to the university for the safe and legal use of radioactive materials in the areas of teaching, research, and other university work. On behalf of the university, the RSC also applies for appropriate state licenses to permit research and teaching using radioactive materials. The RSC is also responsible for the review and approval of applications and amendments for use of radioactive materials and sources by university personnel in university facilities in the Knoxville area. Other responsibilities include overseeing the safe possession, use, and disposal of radioactive materials and the safe conduct of research, diagnostic and teaching activities using radioactive materials. The committee also assures the certification of training for all personnel using radioactive materials.