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Radiation Safety

Annual Radiation Safety Refresher Training - Now Administered Through SkillSoft!!
Follow the instructions on the SkillSoft page to access this online training. Annual refresher training is required for all authorized Radiation Workers and authorized RAM PIs.

Click Modular Training for the session schedule and registration page.

Radiation Worker Training
Radiation Safety Training for Radiation Workers consists of 4 different modules. The modules cover basic radiation physics, instrumentation, biological effects of radiation, and radioactive waste. Review of the Radiation Safety Training Manual, Radiation Safety Manual, and Radioactive Waste Disposal Manual prior to the exam sessions is recommended.  The manuals are available on our Policies and Procedures page.

Radioactive Material (RAM) Authorized Principal Investigator Training
Principal Investigators seeking authorization to use RAM in their laboratory must complete the same modules as Radiation Workers and also complete Module 5 covering authorized RAM PI responsibilities.

Radiation Safety On the Job Training (OJT)
All radiation workers must complete the Rad Safety OJT form.  Documentation must be kept in the lab and available for review by inspectors. This OJT emphasizes tasks associated with working and handling RAM. This document is separate from the EHS OJT Training form provided by the Compliance Group. The Radiation Safety OJT form is available on our Forms page.

RAD WIT - Worker in Training Program
A PI or researcher who has not completed all required modules may work with RAM under the direct supervision of one or more specific preceptors who are authorized to work with RAM. To sign up for RAD WIT status, download and complete the RAD WIT Worker in Training Application from our Forms page.

X-Irradiator Training
Training for use of the X-Irradiator is conducted by Tim Thorvaldson. If you need to sign up for training or if you have questions, contact Tim Thorvaldson at 303-724-0109.

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