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International Radiation Safety Consulting, Inc (IRSC, Inc) specializes in obtaining successful device approvals for companies that manufacture and distribute products containing RAM (radioactive material) or products that emit ionizing radiation.

Whether you are in the research and development stage, manufacturing, or commercially distributing products containing radioactive sources, our radiation consultants will ensure that you are meeting all legal, regulatory and safety requirements.

If you are a global company, meeting the regulatory requirements of other countries can be time consuming and challenging. Let our radiation consultants take over this task as we have had experience with the regulations of over 50 different countries to date. Our radiation safety consultants are devoted to helping your companies grow domestically and internationally.

We know our clients understand how important it are to be in compliance with all radiation safety regulations. Therefore, our staff of highly experienced radiation consultants offer a range of services to guarantee that our clients are complying with all relevant radioactive material regulations whether they are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC), one of the 37 Agreement states or the country they are working in.

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Course TitleLengthVenueDate
Radiation Safety Officer5 daysHoliday Inn Mansfield MASeptember 21-25, 2015
Radiation Safety Officer5 daysHoliday Inn Mansfield MAMarch 21-25, 2016
Radiation Safety Officer5 daysHoliday Inn Mansfield MASeptember 26-30, 2016
Industrial Gauge User/
Industrial x-ray RSO
Radiation Safety Topics1 dayHoliday Inn Mansfield MATBD

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Radiation Safety Consulting Services

  • International Support for demonstration, evaluation, type approval, and end user licensing and registration
  • Registration of radioactive sources
  • Device Registrations
  • Radiation Safety Consulting
  • Possession Licenses
  • Distribution Licenses
  • X-ray Manufacturer Support
  • X-ray End User Support
  • Writing and implementing radiation safety procedures
  • Radiation Safety Manuals
  • Licensing for R & D, Manufacturing, and Distribution
  • Manufacturing and QA Standards
  • End user licensing and registration
  • Radiation Safety Program Audits
  • Radiation Safety Training
  • RSO Training Courses
  • Leak Test Kits
  • Radiation Shielding Plans
  • Surveys
  • Dose Calculations

Because radioactive material is used in a variety of different products and applications, our radiation consultants has had the experience of serving a multitude of different industry sectors. Some product lines that we have obtained approvals for include:

  • Explosives Detection
  • X-ray Security Scanning Devices
  • Chemical Agent Detection
  • Narcotics Detectors
  • Air Quality Monitors
  • Airplane ice-detection
  • Exit Signs, Watches, Gun Sights, and other illumination devices
  • IMS Systems
  • Industrial Radiography Cameras
  • Lead Paint Detectors
  • Liquid Scintillation Counters
  • Irradiators
  • Mining Gauges
  • Well Logging
  • Moisture Gauges
  • Thickness Gauges
  • Density Gauges
Having a clear strategy and a well written application are critical in order to obtain the type of approval your business requires. Without these in place you or your customer may find you have additional limitations placed upon how your product is distributed and used.

We work closely with regulators to understand requirements in each state or country, and follow up with them during the review process, in order to provide you with a successful approval.

Our radiation safety consultants have assisted radiation safety officers, engineers, environmental health and safety specialists and sales managers around the world with obtaining their device approvals and helping them grow internationally.

Regulatory News Update

2/24/2015 Identifying and Reporting Security Incidents Under 10 CFR Part 37.

11/19/2014 Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) to hold a hearing on or before January 16,2015 to consider amending licenses for nuclear substances, prescribed equipment and Class II nuclear facilities to include requirements for financial guarantees for licensed activities.

10/3/2014 US Senate Bill to phase outcategory I, II, and certain neutron sources over 15 years.

7/11/2014 Hazardous Materials: Compatibility With the Regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency (RRR)

7/1/2014 IAEA Safety Standards: Radiation Protection and Safety of Radiation Sources: International Basic Safety Standards


3/19/2014 Issuance of UAE Cabinet Resolution No (8) of 2014 Concerning License Fees and Services Provided by the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation

1/28/2014 NRC NUREG 1556 Vol 7, Revision 1 Program-Specific Guidance about Academic, Research and Development, and Other Licenses of Limited Scope Including Electron Capture Devices and X-Ray Fluorescence Analyzers, Revision 1

1/28/2014 NRC NUREG 1556 Vol 11, Revision 1, Program-Specific Guidance about Licenses of Broad Scope were posted for public comment. Both drafts are available for review at NUREGs

9/6/2013 Consolidated Guidance About Materials Licenses: Guidance for Agreement State Licensees about NRC Form 241 "Report of Proposed Activities in Non-Agreement States, Areas of Exclusive Federal Jurisdiction, or Offshore Waters" and Guidance for NRC Licensees Proposing to Work in Agreement State Jurisdiction (Reciprocity): Draft Report for Comment (NUREG-1556, Volume 19, Revision 1)

7/11/2013 Petition for Regulation To Allow Commercial Distribution Of Tritium Markers.

6/4/2013 The NRC issues draft version of NUREG 1556 Volume 3, Revision 2, Applications for Sealed Source and Device Evaluation.

3/12/2013 NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2013-01 Use Of Aftermarket Sealed Sources Registered Under 10 CFR 32.210

3/19/2013 NRC Amends Regulations On Security Of Radioactive Materials

1/23/2013 Electronic Export Certificates from US FDA CDRH

8/23/2012 Invitation to comment on Discussion Paper DIS 12-06, Proposal to Amend the Canadian Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations

7/25/2012 10 CFR Parts 30, 31, 32 et al. Requirements for Distribution of Byproduct Material; Final Rule

7/25/2012 10 CFR Parts 30, 31, 32, 40, and 70 Implementation of Requirements for Distribution of Byproduct Material

7/2/2012 Office of the Inspector General's Most Recent Audit Report: OIG-12-A-14 - Audit of NRC's Issuance of General Licenses

6/22/2012 CNSC regulatory policy on particle accelerators operating at or above a beam energy of 1 MeV

5/30/2012 NRC accepting comments on revisions to Portable Gauging Device Regulatory Guide

4/10/2012 Extension of deadline to comment on CNSC draft RD/GD-338, Security Measures for Sealed Sources

3/30/2012 Radiological protection -- Sealed radioactive sources -- General requirements and classification

3/12/2012 Use Of Aftermarket Sealed Sources Registered Under 10 CFR 32.210

2/10/2012 FDA investigating illegal online sale of handheld dental X-ray units

1/25/2012 Withdrawal of Proposed Rule and Closure of Petition for Rulemaking:Organization of Agreement States and Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Radiation Control

12/2/2011 Amendments to the Canadian Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations

10/14/2011 NRC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Agency's Consumer Products Policy Statement

10/4/2011 Germany updates its radiation protection regulations

9/29/2011 Laying Down Basic Safety Standards for Protection against the Dangers Arising From Exposure to Ionizing Radiation

9/12/2011 Impacts of Compatibility Changes in General License Regulations

8/31/2011 NRC Regulatory Issue Summary 2011-10 Informing Licensees About The NRC's Public Web Site For Significant Enforcement Actions When Evaluating Individuals For Employment

8/26/2011 Michigan withdraws its application to become an Agreement State.

8/12/2011 Hazardous Materials Regulations; Compatibility With the Regulations of the International Atomic Energy Agency

7/27/2011 CNSC Newsletter on Preventing Portable Gauging Device Accidents and Regulatory Issues

6/17/2011 NRC Issues New Environmental Protection Requirements to Avoid Future Legacy Sites With Radioactive Material

6/7/2011 CNSC Publication of RD/GD-207, Licence Application Guide Service Class II Prescribed Equipment

4/18/2011 Specific License Required When Exporting To Embargoed Destinations Listed In 10 CFR 110.28

3/31/2011 Discussion Paper Regarding the Implementation of Financial Guarantees for Licensees

9/30/2010 FDA Accepts use of URLs on product labels

6/24/2010 NRC Seeks Public Comment on Proposed Changes to Requirements for Distribution of Radioactive Materials

5/31/2010 Interim exemptions from the Canadian Packaging and Transport of Nuclear Substances Regulations

4/1/2010 NRC Regulatory Guide 6.9 Updated

10/30/2009 NRC Cites WAL-MART for Violations in Handling Tritum Exit Signs

9/30/2009 New Jersey becomes the 37th Agreement State with the NRC

9/18/2009 Performance of Required Shutter Checks and Reporting of Gauge Shutter Failures

8/5/2009 NRC Proposes Limiting the Amount of RAM in Generally Licensed Devices

6/30/2009 NRC Commission Split 2-2 on Expansion of National Radioactive Source Tracking System

3/24/2009 Virginia become 36th Agreement State

2/3/2009 NRC Information Notice 2009-05, Contamination Events Resulting From Damange to Sealed Radioactive Sources During Gauge Dismantlement and Nonroutine Maintenance Operations

7/31/2008 NRC Request for Comments on the Security and Continued Use of Cesium-137 Chloride Sources and Notice of Public Meeting

4/30/2008 CNSC Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations and Nuclear Substances and Radiation Devices Regulations Amendments

4/25/2008 N43 8-2008 The updated Classification of Industrial Gauging Devices has been published by the Health Physics Society

4/8/2008 NRC Proposes Expansion of National Source Tracking System

3/31/2008 NRC Completes Pennsylvania Agreement to Regulate Certain Radioactive Materials

2/28/2008 Federal Register: NRC Orders Fingerprinting and Criminal History Checks for Access to Certain Materials

1/22/2008 NRC Proposes New Environmental Protection Requirements For Licensees To Avoid Future Legacy Sites

11/30/2007 Final Amendments to NRC Exempt Distribution Regulations

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we provide radiation consulting for these industries:Air Quality Gauges,Exit Signs,Gunsights,Timepieces,Ice Detection Devices,XRFs,Monisture/Density Gauges,Mining Gauges,Level Gauges,Thickness Gauges,Industrial Radiography Cameras,Explosive Detectors,Chemical Agent Monitors,Irradiators,Spoke Detectors,Well Logging Instruments,Electron Capture Detectors, Dental x-ray units,Medical x-ray diagnostic units (CT),Industrial x-ray, XRD, XRF, Industrial Radiography Cameras,Accelerators,Electron Beam Irradiators,Ion Implanters