Radiation Safety Training

Initial Radiation Safety Training

Notice: Training materials found on these pages are provided for the use of Miami University faculty, staff and students to meet training needs specific to Miami University.

Training Overview

Faculty, staff, and students working with Radioactive Materials (RAM) or Radiation Generating Equipment (RGE) at Miami University must complete initial radiation safety training. The initial radiation safety training has the following components: 

  • A set of web-based Radiation Basics modules with an accompanying test. Participants must successfully pass the Radiations Basics Test before attending the Radioactive Materials Safety Class. The Radiation Basics modules and test can be viewed any time at the Modules web page.
  • Radioactive Materials Safety Class: The two-hour Radioactive Materials Safety Class is offered once a month (see the Training Calendar for specific dates and times)

Radiation Basics Modules

There are six computer-based training modules:
  • Radiation Properties
  • Background Radiation & Other Sources of Exposure
  • Biological Effects
  • Government Regulations and the Radiation Safety Program
  • External and Internal Dose Limits
  • Radiation Monitoring
These modules provide information on the following topics:
  • the basic characteristics of  radiation, including the properties of various radioactive emissions
  • half-life
  • radiation units
  • natural background and other sources of radiation exposure
  • the biological effects of radiation exposure
  • the risks of radiation exposure
  • rules and regulations
  • the administration of the radiation safety program at Miami University
  • annual radiation dose limits
  • the ALARA Philosophy
  • when radiation dosimetry is required and when it is not
  • the Declared Pregnant Worker Program

ballIf you have never attended radiation safety training at any institution or would like to review all of the training modules:

ballIf you have taken radiation safety training at another institution but need to read about the rules, regulations and the administration of Miami University's radiation safety program and the dosimetry program at Miami:

ballIf you would like to go to a specific module:

ball Radiation Properties

ball Background Radiation

ball Biological Effects

ball Regulations

ball External & Internal Dose Limits

ball Radiation Monitoring

 


Radiation Basics Test

You may take this test if you have completed review of the Radiation Basics Training Modules.  If you have attended radiation safety training at any other institution, you must read through the Regulations Module, the Dose Limits Module and the Radiation Monitoring Module before you take the test.

Completion of this test does not certify you to use radioactive materials.  In addition to successfully completing the test, you must also attend the Radioactive Materials Safety Class, which is the classroom portion of the Initial Radiation Safety Training.

In order to be admitted to the class, you must have completed the test no later than 10 a.m. of the day of the class (test results are submitted to the Radiation Safety Office via e-mail, using a form at the end of the test).

 


Radioactive Materials Safety Class

This class does not include the topics covered in the Radiation Basics modules.  Completion of the web-based training and successful completion of the Radiation Basics test is a prerequisite for attendance at the class and will not be waived.

Scheduling

The class is a two hour class offered once a month. 

handIn order to be admitted to the class, you must have completed the test no later than 10 a.m. of the day of the class (test results are submitted to the Radiation Safety Office via e-mail, using a form at the end of the test).

 


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Miami University's Radiation Safety Office would like to thank Sue Dupre and Princeton University for the training materials used in this website.

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