Radiation Safety Classes


Introduction to Radiation Safety - Part I

Course Length: 3 - 4 Hours Register

 

The purpose of this self-paced, online course is to introduce new Radiation Workers and Authorized Users to the particulars of the Radiation Safety Program at MU.  The course content includes, but is not limited to, basic regulatory information and radiation safety program structure, basic radiation safety science, radiation exposure and dose limits, associated MU specific limits of contamination and radiation exposure, dose reduction techniques, surveys and instrumentation, purchase and receipt of radioactive material, security and safe handling, disposal of radioactive materials, spill response, and important information for the Authorized User.  This course must be completed prior to registration for Introduction to Radiation Safety - Part II.

 

Introduction to Radiation Safety - Part II

Course Length: 1 - 1.5 Hours Register

 

The purpose of this practical, hands-on course is to instruct new Radiation Workers and Authorized Users to the particulars of the Radiation Safety Program at MU.  The course content includes basic survey meter operation, performing wipe tests and meter surveys, using the Radioisotope Receipt, Transfer, and Inventory form, preparing containers for disposal of radioactive material, and placing a webPURF.

 

 

Radiation Generating Machine Safety Training for Research Uses

Course Length: 1 Hour Register

 

This class is designed to give basic radiation safety training for research uses of radiation generating machines such as x-ray diffraction units, x-ray irradiators, and electron microscopes. Topics covered include basic radiation safety, radiation biology, Qualified Expert survey requirements, and radiation dosimetry. This course is available online through Blackboard.

Special requests for in-class training will be considered based on need and instructor availability.  Please contact the Radiation Safety Program for more information. 

 

Radiation Safety Refresher

Course Length: 1 - 1.5 Hours Online

 

This class is designed to give experienced MU Radiation workers an update course on the radiation safety program. Topics covered include a discussion of situations specific to the participants' radiation work areas. Topics may also include Radiation Safety Inspection Results, NRC Inspection Results, New Regulations, and New Policies.

Special requests for in-class training will be considered based on need and instructor availability. Please contact the radiation safety program for more information; see the information at the bottom of this page.

 

NE 4302 Safe Handling of Radioisotopes

(Scheduled as needed — on-demand course)
Course Length: 20 Hours Register

 

The purpose of this class is to introduce the applied concepts of Radiation Safety and the safe handling of radioisotopes at MU. Topics covered include, but are not limited to, indoctrination to MU's Radiation Safety Program, Federal and State Regulations, Basic Radiation Physics, Radiation Math, Detection, Radiation Biology, Liquid Scintillation counting, Radioisotope Applications in Human and Animal Studies, Brachytherapy, Laboratory Use Specifics, Dosimetry, Bioassays, Radiation Emergencies, MU's Radiological Waste Management Program, Basic X-ray, Portable Nuclear Gauge Training, Radiological / Nuclear Terrorism Threats, and Non-Ionizing forms of radiation (Lasers, RF, Microwaves, etc.). This course along with its didactic content will include hands on demonstrations and student proficiencies in the use of Area Radiation Surveys Meters, Liquid Scintillation, Gamma Counters, and Spill Clean Up and Contamination Control. Upon successful class participation and a passing score of the course exam a certificate will be awarded for your training files.

This 10 -12 week course (2 hours a week) is only offered if the minimum student/staff/faculty enrollment is met. Typically that is 5-7 participants and must be prearranged. Contact RSO for more information.

 

Radiation Train-the-Trainer

(Scheduled as needed — on-demand course)
Course Length: 2.5 - 3 Hours

 

This training is set up to review specific radiation safety requirements of authorization and use of radioactive materials. (Authorized Users should be in attendance). This training is usually conducted at an Authorized User's laboratory. Class topics include review of authorization, access to radioactive materials/security, laboratory and equipment posting, compliance with eating and drinking policies, records, instrumentation adequate and calibrated, emergency/spill procedures available, training of Authorized User current, training of radiation worker list current, and personnel monitors/bioassay required. Contact the Radiation Safety Office to schedule this training.

 

New Authorized User Review of the Radiation Safety Program

(Scheduled as needed — on-demand course)
Course Length: 1 Hour

 

This training offers an introduction to new Authorized Users to the MU Radiation Safety Program. This gives the Radiation Safety Officer or the Deputy Radiation Safety Officer a chance to become acquainted with new Authorized Users. This training is required for every new Authorized User. Contact the Radiation Safety Office to schedule this training.

 

Veterinary Medicine Imaging Safety Orientation

Course Length: 3 - 4 hours Register

 

The purpose of this self-paced, online course is to introduce new Veterinary Medicine Radiation Workers and Authorized Users to the particulars of the Radiation Safety Program at MU. The course includes Basic Radioactive Materials Radiation Safety, MU Veterinary Medicine Program Specific Radiation Safety, X-Ray Safety, and MRI safety. This course must be completed prior to working with Radioactive Materials, X-Ray devices, and MRI equipment at the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital.

 

Veterinary Medicine Radiation Safety Refresher

Course Length: 1 - 1.5 Hours Register

 

This self-paced, online course is designed to give experienced MU Veterinary Medicine Radiation Workers and Authorized Users a refresher on the radiation safety program at MU. The course content includes, but is not limited to, basic regulatory information and radiation safety program structure, basic radiation safety science, radiation exposure and dose limits, associated MU specific limits of contamination and radiation exposure, dose reduction techniques, surveys and instrumentation, purchase and receipt of radioactive material, security and safe handling, disposal of radioactive materials, spill response, and important information for the Authorized User.