Radiation Safety Classes


How to access radiation safety training through EHS Assistant for the first time:

If you need to take refresher training, review the General Training Information for instructions on how to access EHSA for training. See available radiation safety courses if you are unsure which course you need to take. 

Prior to accessing training through EHS Assistant for the first time, workers must be added to a permit by the Authorized User (AU) or delegate. The AU can review the tutorial video "Add/Edit Worker to a Permit" on the EHSA Tutorials page for additional help. In order to access training, workers need to be added to the PI "Radiation Safety, Training". The permit number will be R-00180. Select the "Worker Function" based on your job duties, then click save. Approval of the request and access to the training portal may take up to 48 hours. 

Worker functions available are:

  • Radiation Worker - Nuc Med 
    • For human hospital clinical settings for administration of nuclear medicine radiopharmaceuticals.
    • Training courses include: EHS 430 initially and annually
  • Radiation Worker - Rad Onc
    • For human hospital clinical settings for sealed source therapeutic applications.
    • Training courses include: EHS 420 initially and annually
  • Radiation Worker - Physician
    • For human hospital clinical settings if you are a resident who only occasionally injects radiopharmaceuticals.
    • Training courses include: EHS 432 initially and annually
  • Radiation Worker - IR/Y-90
    • For human hospital clinical settings specific to Y-90 microspheres administrations.
    • Training courses include: EHS 421 initially and annually
  • Radiation Worker - Research
    • For on-campus research in laboratories.
    • Training courses include: EHS 401 and EHS 402 initially followed by EHS 410 every three years
  • Radiation Worker - Vet Med
    • For veterinary hospital clinical settings for all RAM uses in animals.
    • Training courses include: EHS 403 initially followed by EHS 413 every three years

If you are uncertain about which worker function to use, contact rad@missouri.edu. 

 

Introduction to Radiation Safety - Part I (EHS401)

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.

This course is hosted by HSI and can be found in EHS Assistant Training Portal.  If the training course is not assigned to you it can also be found under "Additional Resources" in the HSI portal.  You should turn off pop-up blockers before clicking the link to begin the training.  You will have three attempts to achieve a 80% or greater on your quiz.  If after the third attempt, you have not passed, additional in person training may be required.  There are 90 questions on the quiz.  The training works best when using the web browser Firefox.

 

Introduction to Radiation Safety - Part II (EHS402)

Course Length: 1 - 1.5 Hours In Person Class Registration   

 

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.  To register for this course you will need to login to EHS Assistant and select the desired course under Upcoming Training Sessions.

 

Radiation Safety Refresher (EHS410)

Course Length: 1 - 1.5 Hours Register

 

This self-paced, online course is designed to give experienced MU Radiation Workers and Authorized Users a refresher on the radiation safety program.  Course content includes a brief refresher on topics found in the introductory course and any regulatory and/or radiation safety program updates.  Special requests for in-class training will be considered based on need and instructor availability.  Please contact the Radiation Safety Program for more information.

This course is hosted by HSI and can be found in EHS Assistant Training Portal.  If the training course is not assigned to you it can also be found under "Additional Resources" in the HSI portal.   You should turn off pop-up blockers before clicking the link to begin the training.  You will have three attempts to achieve a 80% or greater on your quiz.  If after the third attempt, you have not passed, additional in person training may be required.  There are 35 questions on the quiz.  The training works best when using the web browser Firefox.

 

Veterinary Medicine Imaging Safety Orientation (EHS403)

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.

This course is hosted by HSI and can be found in EHS Assistant Training Portal.  If the training course is not assigned to you it can also be found under "Additional Resources" in the HSI portal.   You should turn off pop-up blockers before clicking the link to begin the training.  You will have three attempts to achieve a 80% or greater on your quiz.  If after the third attempt, you have not passed, additional in person training may be required.  There are 56 questions on the quiz.  The training works best when using the web browser Firefox.

 

Veterinary Medicine Radiation Safety Refresher (EHS413)

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.

This course is hosted by HSI and can be found in EHS Assistant Training Portal.  If the training course is not assigned to you it can also be found under "Additional Resources" in the HSI portal.   You should turn off pop-up blockers before clicking the link to begin the training.  You will have three attempts to achieve a 80% or greater on your quiz.  If after the third attempt, you have not passed, additional in person training may be required.  There are 10 questions on the quiz.  The training works best when using the web browser Firefox.

 

Radiation Safety for Radiation Oncology (EHS420)

Course Length: 1 - 1.5 Hours Register

 

This course is required annually and covers the basic principles of radiation safety as well as the MU Radiation Oncology program specific information for clinical work.  You must view all the information in "Radiation Safety for Radiation Oncology" before taking the quiz.  You are required to achieve a 80% or greater on the quiz to pass.

This course is hosted by HSI and can be found in EHS Assistant Training Portal.  If the training course is not assigned to you it can also be found under "Additional Resources" in the HSI portal.   The training should take about 1 hour to complete. You should turn off pop-up blockers before clicking the link below to begin the training.

 

Radiation Safety for Y-90 Microspheres (EHS421)

Course Length: 1 - 1.5 Hours Register

 

This course is required annually and covers the basic principles of radiation safety as well as the MU Y-90 Microsphere program specific information for clinical work.  You must view all the information in "Radiation Safety for Y-90 Microspheres" before taking the quiz.  You are required to achieve a 80% or greater on the quiz to pass.

This course is hosted by HSI and can be found in EHS Assistant Training Portal.  If the training course is not assigned to you it can also be found under "Additional Resources" in the HSI portal.   The training should take about 1 hour to complete. You should turn off pop-up blockers before clicking the link below to begin the training.

  

Radiation Safety for Nuclear Medicine (EHS430)

Course Length: 1 - 1.5 Hours Register

 

This course is required annually and covers the basic principles of radiation safety as well as the MU Nuclear Medicine program specific information for clinical work.  You must view all the information in "Radiation Safety for Nuclear Medicine" before taking the quiz.  You are required to achieve a 80% or greater on the quiz to pass.

This course is hosted by HSI and can be found in EHS Assistant Training Portal.  If the training course is not assigned to you it can also be found under "Additional Resources" in the HSI portal.   The training should take about 1 hour to complete. You should turn off pop-up blockers before clicking the link below to begin the training.

 

Radiation Safety Training for Physicians Injecting Radioactive Material (EHS432)

Course Length: 1 - 1.5 Hours Register

 

This course is required annually and covers the basic principles of radiation safety as well as the MU Nuclear Medicine program specific information for clinical work.  You must view all the information in "Radiation Safety Training for Physicians Injecting Radioactive Material" before taking the quiz.  You are required to achieve a 80% or greater on the quiz to pass.

This course is hosted by HSI and can be found in EHS Assistant Training Portal.  If the training course is not assigned to you it can also be found under "Additional Resources" in the HSI portal.  The training should take about 1 hour to complete. You should turn off pop-up blockers before clicking the link below to begin the training.

 

DOT Training for Class 7 Radioactive Materials

Course Length: 1-2 Hours Register

 

The intent of this course is to provide instruction for Radiation Workers on how to directly receive radioactive materials. The password for this course changes at the beginning of each month. If you may directly receive radioactive materials to your approved RAM space, you will need to contact EHS for the most current password. Once done, provide a copy of your certificate to EHS for documentation. DOT training is required once every three years.  

 

Radiation Generating Machine Safety Training for Research Uses (EHS460)

Course Length: 1 Hour Register

 

The purpose of this self-paced, online course is 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, and radiation dosimetry.

This course is hosted by HSI and can be found in EHS Assistant Training Portal.  If the training course is not assigned to you it can also be found under "Additional Resources" in the HSI portal.   You should turn off pop-up blockers before clicking the link to begin the training.  You will have three attempts to achieve a 80% or greater on your quiz.  If after the third attempt, you have not passed, additional in person training may be required.  There are 10 questions on the quiz.  The training works best when using the web browser Firefox.

 

New Authorized User Review of the Radiation Safety Program

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

 

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. If you would like to attend this training, please contact Environmental Health & Safety.