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Office of the President Presidential Committees

Radiation Safety Committee


  • Reviews, evaluates, and approves safety standards, facility standards, training requirements, and license requirements associated with the use, storage, and disposal of radioactive materials and radiation-producing machines, except for facilities and activities governed by federal license, in accordance with the requirements of WAC 246-235-090
  • Reviews and approves all radioisotope procurement and utilization on campus
  • Submits a written report to the vice president for research on audit activities performed, including results of audits and unusual or abnormal findings

Composition and tenure

  • The Radiation Safety Committee shall be composed of at least 8 University faculty or staff knowledgeable in the fields which relate to radiation safety and serve 3-year terms
  • Director of research assurances and the radiation safety officer shall be permanent members
  • The chair of the committee shall hold a full-time permanent faculty appointment, and shall be appointed by the president of the University upon recommendation of the vice president for research
  • The secretary of the committee shall be the radiation safety officer.

Chair is nominated for approval by the president.

Responsible to the president through the vice president for research.


Benny, Paul
Committee term end: 2018
Chair term end: 2017

Burke, Ian
Crop and Soil Sciences
Committee term end: 2018

Chauvin, Theodore
Biomedical Sciences
Committee term end:  2017

Cloran, Jean
Radiation Safety
Secretary/Radiation safety officer
Permanent member

DeAvila, David
Animal Sciences
Committee term end: 2017

Hines, Corey
Reactor supervisor
Committee term end: 2018

Kluzik, Mike
Office of Research Assurances
Permanent member

Omsland, Anders
School of Global Animal Health
Committee term end:  2018

Schmuck, Burton (Billy)
Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering
Committee term end:  2018

Wilkinson, Tom
Veterinary Clinical Sciences
Committee term end:  2019

Washington State University