CAES is authorized to conduct radiological work and store radiological materials under Idaho State University’s NRC Broad Scope license. Each radiological lab has an assigned trained Responsible User that holds a permit for possession of certain radiological materials.

Because CAES works under the ISU Broad Scope license, all ISU limits and controls apply and are reflected in CAES’ Radiation Safety Protocols (RSP).

All rad material is managed and tracked in an inventory database system by the Responsible Users, the CAES Safety Officer (CSO) and ISU’s Radiation Safety Officer (RSO).

If a researcher would like to conduct radiological work in a CAES rad laboratory the following steps must be completed:

1.    Complete and submit a Service Request Form or Project Plan where you will identify to the responsible user your radioisotopes of interest and provide activity and quantity of each isotope.

2.    Upon approval of the Service Request Form or Project Plan the responsible user will submit a RPR 13 form to ISU for approval by the radiation safety officer. Once approval is granted the radiological materials/isotopes can be shipped to CAES.

3.    Complete appropriate training. See number 3 below.

4.    Start and complete work.

5.    If samples have to be returned, fill out RPR 14 at the completion of the project. ISU will take care of any rad waste.