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Radiation Safety Division (RSD)
United States Department of Agriculture

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Radiation Safety Division

The Radiation Safety Division currently tracks Permit Holders who work in ARS, APHIS, FS, NRCS, FSIS, AMS, and OO. RSD works with these agencies in managing the Permit Holder’s program activities that involve the use of radioactive material and x-ray equipment.

The RSD periodically sends inspectors to the Permit Holder locations. The inspectors review Permit accuracy as well as radioactive material inventories, proper posting and signage, training status, and other requirements. For each inspection, a report is written and circulated to local management.

RSD also provides guidance and direction regarding radiological emergency preparedness programs through the USDA Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Coordination and through agency emergency response offices.

In addition to the specific objectives and goals listed here, RSD is available to assist any USDA employee with questions and concerns about the USDA radiation safety program.

 

RSD Mailing Address and Main Phone Line:

5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
Telephone: 301-504-2440
Fax: 301-504-2450

 

After hours emergency contact:

USDA Operations Center at 202-720-5711 or 877-677-2369

 

Radiation Safety Division Staff

John Jensen, Chief
301-504-2441
202-657-9043 cell
John.Jensen@dm.usda.gov

Jeremy Ford, Health Physicist
301-504-2445
202-308-0502 cell
Jeremy.ford@dm.usda.gov

James Terry
301-504-2446
240-417-8129 cell
Health Physicist
James.Terry@dm.usda.gov

Katina Jones
301-504-2444
202-669-4966 cell
Health Physicist
Katina.Jones@dm.usda.gov

Maureen Davis
301-504-2451
Management and Program Analyst
Maureen.Davis@dm.usda.gov