The Radiation Safety Advisory Group (RSAG) is comprised of representatives of the Institutions and various offices of The University of Texas System (UT System). Each Institution is represented by the individuals with institutional responsibility for ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety.
The RSAG mission is to provide expert advice and recommendations to the UT System Environmental Health and Safety Advisory Committee in support of the development and implementation of appropriate programs in furtherance of the UT System Environmental Policy Statement and to serve as the mechanism for the free exchange of information and cooperation among Institutions and various offices of the UT System with regard to non-ionizing and ionizing radiation safety issues. The RSAG will support and facilitate cooperative efforts related to non-ionizing and ionizing radiation safety that are of benefit to the Institutions and the UT System. These activities, which aim to maintain a compliant and safe place for healthcare and higher education work, include sharing regulatory compliance strategies, vendor contracting, collaboration radiation worker training programs, and assurance that ionizing radiation exposures are at levels that are As Low As Reasonably Achievable (ALARA).
- Emphasize and enhance communication between each Institution and with various offices of the UT System with regard to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety issues
- Anticipate, review, evaluate, and recommend ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety regulatory compliance strategies
- Encourage and promote the education and training of staff in ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety issues
- Recommend and pursue opportunities to facilitate collaborative efforts regarding ionizing and non-ionizing radiation safety issues that will benefit the Institutions and the UT System in general