How do I obtain an authorization to work with x-ray producing equipment?
The Radiation Safety Committee / Radiation Safety Officer must authorize the purchase and use of all x-ray equipment. This includes those that generate x-rays as secondary to the primary intent of operation such as electron microscopes. The following steps must be followed to apply for and obtain approval for x-ray authorization.
- A copy of the Virginia Tech Application for Authorization to Use X-Ray Equipment must be submitted to the Radiation Safety Office for review.
- All training requirements must be fulfilled according to details given in the Radiation Safety Training Instructions.
- The applicant will be permitted to begin operations under terms of the Authorization upon receipt of a copy signed by the Radiation Safety Committee Chairman and the Radiation Safety Officer.