This is a private website about the FDA TEPRSSC committee, not affiliated with FDA, TEPRSSC, or any government agency.


The TEPRSSC committee provides advice and consultation to the Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the technical feasibility, reasonableness, and practicability of performance standards for electronic products to control the emission of radiation from such products, and may recommend electronic product radiation safety standards to the Commissioner for consideration.

This committee advises FDA regarding proposed performance standards for electronic products which emit radiation. Mandatory performance standards currently exist for:

  • television receivers
  • cold-cathode gas discharge tubes
  • diagnostic x-ray systems and their major components
  • radiographic equipment
  • fluoroscopic equipment
  • computed tomography equipment
  • cabinet x-ray systems
  • microwave ovens
  • laser products
  • sunlamp products and ultraviolet lamps intended for use in sunlamp products
  • high-intensity mercury vapor discharge lamps, and
  • ultrasonic therapy products.


About the committee (general overview)

Charter (description) of TEPRSSC



TEPRSSC consists of 15 members: Five representatives of regulated industry, five of the government (Federal, State, or local), and five of the general public, one of whom must be a representative of organized labor.

Members must be technically qualified by training and experience in one or more fields of science or engineering applicable to electronic product radiation safety.

​Members generally serve for four years. As of January 2017 there will be vacancies for government (federal or state) representatives, and for general public representatives. If you are interested in becoming a TEPRSSC member, contact Shanika Craig at 301-796-6639 or Shanika.Craig@fda.hhs.gov.

MEMBERS as of Dec. 2016)

IR = Regulated industry representative

GR = Government representative

GP = General public representative

William G. Lotz, Chair, GP, CDC/NIOSH

Robert Aldrich, GR, Naval Surface Warfare Lab

George Dodworth, IR, Lightwave International

Antonio Faraone, IR, Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Daniel Goldsmith, IR, X-Laser LLC

William E. Irwin, GR, Vermont Dept. of Health

L. Samuel Keith, GR, Centers for Disease Control

David Lambeth, GP, Professor, Carnegie Mellon Univ.

Martha Linet, GR, NIH/National Cancer Institute

Cynthia McCollough, GP, Professor, Mayo Clinic

Patrick Murphy, IR, Intl. Laser Display Association

Stanley Savic, IR, Stanley D. Savic Consulting LLC

Antoinette Stein, GP, Environmental Health Trust

Naoto Ueno, GP, Professor, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston


Roster of current TEPRSSC members. Has details including area of expertise, contact address, and their term of service (when membership ends).

Applying for membership in TEPRSSC. See the last paragraph on the page.

Applying for membership on an FDA advisory committee (general info for all advisory committees)


Organization and meetings

The Designated Federal Official is Shanika Craig. The DFO is a federal employee who "will approve and prepare all meeting agendas, call all of the Committee and subcommittee meetings, adjourn any meeting when the DFO determines adjournment to be in the public interest and chair meetings...."

Phone: 301-796-6639

​Email: Shanika.Craig@fda.hhs.gov

TEPRSSC met October 25-26 2016 in Gaithersburg MD. This was the 31st meeting of the committee. Complete information on the October 2016 meeting is here.

The last TEPRSSC meeting prior to 2016, was October 1, 2003. This was the 30th meeting of the committee.


Past meetings of TEPRSSC. Lists 2003, 2002, 2001 and 2000 meetings

FDA search engine results, searching for all past TEPRSSC meetings. Returns 11 meetings from 1997 to 2003.

FDA archival advisory committee meetings by year, for 2008 and earlier. Click on a year to get FDA agencies, then scroll down to CDRH. TEPRSSC will be the last committee listed. If there is a link, this means there was a meeting. Click on the link to get the announcement, agenda, minutes, transcript, etc.