The safety and health of our employees is of primary concern to Juniata College. Compliance with all applicable Federal, State and local regulations governing our operations is one element of a program to ensure a safe and healthy work environment.

This Radiation Safety Program has been designed to meet the applicable requirements of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) or Nuclear Regulatory Commission (USNRC). Where differences between state and federal requirements exist, the standards of the agency with the responsible jurisdiction will be implemented and specified in site specific procedures. This program establishes minimum radiation protection standards for all personnel at Juniata College. These standards are applicable to all contractors and Juniata College user personnel who may be exposed to radiation or radioactive material resulting from activities within the facilities at the College. Exceptions for planned or anticipated deviations from the requirements of this manual shall be authorized only through Radiation Safety Officer.

Radiation safety procedures and regulatory standards shall be followed in the event specific detailed guidance on a particular subject is not provided for in manuals, procedures or supervisory instructions. Where the requirements of this program differ from the referenced procedures or federal standards, the one providing the most restrictive, i.e., greater personnel protection, shall govern.

This program is to be implemented as a mandatory standard, for all employees whose jobs result in a potential occupational exposure to the sources of ionizing radiation utilized at Juniata College.

Non-compliance with this standard can result in disciplinary action.