Any analytical X-Ray producing equipment in the possession of Auburn University is subject to registration with the Alabama Department of Public Health. The Auburn University Radiation Safety Office provides services to assist with the safe use and regulatory compliance of X-Ray and other ionizing radiation generating devices. These services include:Analytical X-Ray equipment is used for X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) analysis, X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) analysis, or direct x-ray transmission analysis of materials. These analytical X-Ray systems are made up of components that use x-rays to determine elemental composition, or to examine the microstructure of materials. Auburn University Analytical X-Ray Safety Program is established to provide staff, researchers, and visitors with a safety X-Ray use environment and conform to the requirements set forth by all applicable Federal, State, and local rules and regulations.
- Safety training for all users of X-Ray devices
- Registration of devices with the Alabama Department of Public Health
- Survey of X-Ray generating instruments
- Monitoring services
- Calibration of radiation detection instruments
- Providing information about safe radiation use
Radiation Safety requires that you label each area or room containing analytical X-Ray equipment with a sign bearing the radiation symbol and the words “CAUTION - X-RAY EQUIPMENT” and post Emergency Contact Information