Radioactive Hazard SymbolRadiation Safety

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Radioactive Materials Safety

This online training covers information about regulations, potential hazards of radiation exposure, controlling hazards, and minimizing radiation exposure. Other topics include: the nature of radioactivity, health effects of radiation exposure, how to reduce radiation exposure, and administrative aspects of the campus radiation safety program.

Who should take it: All University personnel who work with or around radioactive materials

Prerequisites: "General Laboratory Safety"

Estimated time: 20 minutes

Frequency: Once

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Radiation Safety for Occasional Visitors

This online training is for people whose duties require them to enter areas where radiation sources are used but who do not use radiation sources themselves. It provides the basic information necessary to identify radiation areas and protect oneself. Topics include: what are radioactive materials, identifying radioactive materials locations, and preventing radioactive contamination.

Who should take it: All University personnel who occasionally visit posted radioactive materials locations. This training is not for individuals who work with radioactive materials.

Prerequisites: None

Estimated time: 10 minutes

Frequency: Annual (not to exceed 12 months) training is REQUIRED

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Radiation Safety Update

This online training provides an update on the campus radiation safety program for experienced users. Topics include: contamination surveys, the radiation safety web site, ordering radioactive materials, and radioactive waste.

Who should take it: All University personnel who work with or around radioactive materials

Prerequisites: "General Laboratory Safety" and "Safety with Radioactive Materials" or other basic radiation instruction

Estimated time: 10 minutes

Frequency: Annual training is REQUIRED

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Analytical X-Ray Machine Safety

This online training provides information about the operation of analytical x-ray machines, the health effects of radiation exposure, and how to reduce exposure. Topics include: hazard awareness, engineered controls, procedural controls, personal protective equipment, and emergency response.

Who should take it: All University personnel who work with or around analytical x-ray machines

Prerequisites: "General Laboratory Safety"

Estimated time: 20 minutes

Frequency: Annual

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Laser Safety

This online training provides information about the classification of lasers, potential hazards associated with lasers, and ways to control the hazards. Topics include: hazard awareness, engineered controls, procedural controls, personal protective equipment, and emergency response.

Who should take it: All University personnel who work with or around lasers

Prerequisites: "General Laboratory Safety"

Estimated time: 20 minutes

Frequency: Annual

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