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Radiation Safety Training

Learn how to access required radiation safety training.

With the exception of laser safety training, programs below are for research users only, not medical (routine treatment and diagnosis) users. For Nuclear Medicine, contact the EH&S Healthcare Safety Office, (619) 543-7575, to schedule safety training specific to health care providers.


Radiation: Safety Seminar

Required for anyone using radioactive materials. This course covers general radiation safety and radioactive waste management. This is instructor-led training.

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Annual Radiation Safety Refresher

Required for anyone using radioactive materials and not able to attend an in-person refresher training. This course provides the most up-to-date program information to ensure exposures from the use of radioactive materials are kept as low as reasonably achievable. This is an eCourse.

Prerequisite: Prior to participating in this annual refresher course, you must have completed the instructor-led Radiation: Safety Seminar.

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Radiation: P-32 Safety Seminar

Required for researchers using P-32 >10 mCi per experiment. This is instructor-led training.

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Radiation: S-35 Safety Seminar

Required for researchers using S-35 > 10 mCi per experiment. This is instructor-led training.

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DEXA Scanner Radiation  

Required for researchers and health care providers operating DEXA scan x-ray equipment. This is an eCourse.

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Iodine Safety

Required for individuals performing iodinations. This is instructor-led training.

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Laser Safety

Required for anyone working with Class 3b or 4 lasers. This is instructor-led training.

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Research Radiography

Required for operators of X-ray producing machines in research environments. This is an eCourse.

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Veterinary DEXA Scanner

Required for operators working with veterinary DEXA scan x-ray devices. This is an eCourse.

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Veterinary Fluoroscopy

Required for operators working with veterinary fluoroscopic x-ray devices. This is an eCourse.

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Veterinary Radiography

Required for operators working with veterinary diagnostic x-ray devices. This is an eCourse.

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