Radiation Safety

Training

Mandatory training must be done before starting work with radioactive materials or radiation emitting devices. This training will correspond to the individual’s assigned duties and Grand Valley’s Radiation Safety Program. A refresher training course should also be taken annually to ensure safe use. Students enrolled in classes involving radiation may take the training if radiation safety instruction is part of their coursework, identified in the syllabus and is given by an Authorized User, the Radiation Safety Officer or another individual approved by the Radiation Safety Committee.

Initial Training:

All Authorized Users and Radiation Workers must complete the initial training regardless of any previous radiation safety training. The training consists of general safety principles in regards to radioactive material or radiation emitting devices and Grand Valley’s specific policies and procedures. This training is completed through the use of Blackboard.

Training Checklist

Annual Refresher:

Every year Authorized Users and Radiation Workers must complete continuing education of radiation safety. This can be completed by the following choices

  • Participation on the Radiation Safety Committee
  • Attending a radiation safety meeting
  • Attending an audit by the Radiation Safety Officer
  • Completing a refresher course on Blackboard
  • Participating in a radiation safety organization or conference
  • Other significant work in radiation safety

Training for Radiation Room Access:

Any use or storage of radioactive materials or emitting devices must be in “controlled areas” that are approved by the Radiation Safety Committee. Anyone who has access to the controlled area must be authorized by the Radiation Safety Officer and must complete appropriate training. This training is either completed with the Radiation Safety Officer or Principal Investigator or on Blackboard

Page last modified May 19, 2011