The Radiation Safety Officer (RSO) is a professional responsible for prevention and management of exposures to ionizing radiation (electromagnetic waves and/or particulate radiation capable of producing ions by interaction with matter) in the workplace. These sources of exposure may include radioactive materials, by-product material, X-Ray equipment, accelerators and some naturally occurring radioactive materials (NORM). The role of an RSO is to promote a culture of safety and responsibility when working with radiation sources.

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