Radiation Management

Radiation Management

JCU is committed to providing a safe workplace for staff, students and visitors to the University.  The University recognises the need to protect students, staff and the environment from potential hazards associated with ionising radiation.

Radiation Safety Committee

The JCU Radiation Safety Committee is a sub-committee to the JCU Health, Safety and Environment Advisory Committee (HSEAC). The current Terms of Reference for the committee are maintained by the HSE Unit.

The Radiation Safety Sub-Committee was established to monitor and advise on all radiation issues arising from practices authorised under possession licences issued to JCU as a corporation and to its Colleges, Divisions and Directorates.

Any new radiation sources, apparatus or processes proposed, will need to be raised at the Radiation Safety Sub-Committee meetings.

The disposal of any radiation sources or apparatus will need to be raised at the Radiation Safety Sub-Committee meetings.

Composition of Committee

Member and Position Title

Chairperson, (Member of HSEAC for University Radiation Safety – Chairperson)

Dr Kevin Blake, Analytical Research Centre, Possession Licensee, Advanced Analytical Centre

University Appointed Radiation Safety Officers

Dr Jen Whan (or Nominee), RSO, Advanced Analytical Centre (Cairns)

Dr Yi Hu (or Nominee), RSO, Advanced Analytical Centre (Townsville)

Associate Professor John Cavalieri (or Nominee), RSO, Veterinary Biomedical Services

Ms Serrin Rowarth (or Nominee),  RSO, Australian Institute of Tropical Health Medicine (Townsville)

Mr Phil Walsh (or Nominee) RSO, Australian Institute of Tropical Health Medicine (Cairns)

Mr Ray Layton (or Nominee), RSO, Pharmacy & Molecular Sciences

John Daicopoulos / Dr Christa Placzek (or Nominee), RSO, Engineering and Physical Sciences

Director, Divisional Operations, Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Mr Geoffrey Gorton (or Nominee)

Manager, Laboratories and Technical Support for the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Mrs Sue Kelly (or Nominee)

Advisors by Invitation:
Controlled Entities Radiation Safety Officers
Miss Victoria Thomas (or Nominee), JCU UniVet

Dr Amar Sholapurka (or Nominee), Tropical Queensland Centre of Oral Health

Advisors by Invitation:
All Possession Licencsee Nominees

Professor Peter Junk (or Nominee), College of Science and Engineering

Professor Alan Baxter (or Nominee), Comparative Genomics Centre

Mr Peter Robertson (or Nominee), College of Science and Engineering

Permanent Advisor HSE UnitMr Drew Kleier (or Nominee), HSE Biological, Radiation and Chemicals Safety Advisor, Health, Safety and Environment Unit
SecretariatMs Michelle Nethery (or Nominee), HSE Administrative Officer 

Project Approvals

Prior to applying for a research project that involves radiation apparatus or sources, the applicant must receive in concept, approval from the relevant RSO and College Manager or Dean. This is to indicate that, if approved, the project will be supported.

Once the project approval is received, the required steps to use the source or apparatus must be put in place.

Projects will broadly fit two categories:

  • There is an existing isotope or apparatus in use and this is already documented in a radiation safety plan. This will involve minor changes to allow use.
  • There is no existing use of an isotope or apparatus, and there is no documented radiation safety plan. Involving a reasonable investment of time and money to progress.  The application aspects could take 180 days to be processed as the various components are submitted to the regulator.

Dose Badges

Dose badges are issued by the HSE Biological, Radiation and Chemicals Safety Advisor. If you require a dose badge contact your Radiation Safety Officer.

Possession Licences and Radiation Safety Officers

Division

College, Directorate, Centre

Position

Name

Division of Research and Innovation

Advanced Analytical Centre(AAC)

Possession Licensee

Kevin Blake

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College of Science and Engineering

Peter Junk

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College of Science and Engineering

Peter Robertson

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Alan Baxter

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Peter Chenworth

Division of Research and Innovation

Advanced Analytical Centre(AAC)

Radiation Safety Officer

Yi Hu (appointed)

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Ray Layton

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

TBA

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

John Cavalieri

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

College of Public Health, Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Serrin Rowarth

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College of Science and Engineering

TBA

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College of Science and Engineering

Christa Placzek

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