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Course Title:
Radiation Safety Training

Course Description:
Radiation Safety Training is a 2-hour session presented by the Radiation Safety Officer and covers safety topics for working with radioactive isotopes including, but not limited to:

  • Atomic Structure - Isotopes
  • Types of Radioactive Decay
  • Units of Radioactivity and Radiation Protection
  • Interaction of Radiation with Matter
  • Reduction of Exposure
  • Rules for Working with Radiation
  • Measurement of Radiation
  • Background Radiation
  • Biological Effects of Radiation
  • Licensing Procedures
  • Monitoring Methods
  • Waste Disposal Procedures
  • Record Keeping

Who Must Attend?
Radiation Safety Training is required to ALL employees who work with radioactive materials. It is the responsibility of each Laboratory Supervisor to ensure that his/her laboratory personnel attend Radiation Safety Training. A list of individuals who have already completed this training is available through the Office of Environmental Health & Safety and can be obtained by contacting the Radiation Safety Officer at 863-1738.

When Must Initial Training be Completed?
Radiation Safety Training is required to be completed prior to working with radioactive materials, unless specific approval has been granted by the Radiation Safety Officer at 863-1738.

How Often Must I Attend a Refresher Course?
Radiation Safety Training is required to be completed every 5 years or as recommended by the Radiation Safety Officer.

Trainer Contact Information:
Radiation Safety Officer at 401-863-1738

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Last updated on 08/29/2006