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Radiation Safety Training

Training Calendar [University Training Website]


Laboratories Using Open Sources of Radioactive Materials (top)

Note: an open source of radioactive materials is any form that does not meet the definition of contained sources. i.e, open sources are the easily dispersible forms typically used in biological research.

For Radioactive Materials Workers in the lab:

Before you use open sources of radioactive materials at Princeton University, you must complete initial radiation safety training, even if you have completed radiation safety training at another institution.

Training is divided into two components:

  • A set of web-based Radiation Basics modules with an accompanying test. Participants must successfully pass the Radiation Basics Test before attending the Radioactive Materials Safety Class. See the link below.
  • A 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)

Go to the Open Source Radiation Basics Modules

 

For non-Radioactive Materials Workers in the lab:

If you do not use radioactive materials but work in a lab in which open sources of radioactive materials are used, you must complete online Radiation Safety Awareness Training. To access the training:

  • Go to www.princeton.edu/training and log in to the Employee Learning Center.
  • On the Employee Learning Center page, click on the EHS quick link at the bottom of the lefthand menu.
  • Just below the Employee Learning Center banner, at the top of the page, click on the eLearning link.
  • On the eLearning page, look for the Catalog of EHS eLearning Courses, scroll down to the Radiation Safety section, and click on the Radiation Safety Awareness Training for Non-Radioisotope Users link.

Annual Refresher Training

Radioactive Materials Workers must attend annual refresher training. This refresher training is brief and generally reviews radioisotope incidents or other issues that have been a problem during the preceding year, as well as new regulations and programs. EHS will contact each laboratory group to schedule an individual meeting for the lab.

Go to the 2013 Refresher Training Slideshow

Complete the Certification Form to demonstrate that you have completed refresher training.

Go to the 2012 Refresher Training Slideshow

Go to the 2011 Refresher Training Slideshow

Go to the 2010 Refresher Training Slideshow


Researchers Using Contained Sources of Radioactive Materials (top)

Every person, regardless of previous training and experience, who plans to use radioactive materials in sealed, contained, or plated form must complete initial radiation safety training before beginning use of these sources. Training consists of:

  • A set of web-based Contained Source Radiation Basics modules with an accompanying test. Participants must successfully pass the Contained Source Radiation Basics Test before handling contained sources.

Go to the Contained Source Radiation Basics Modules


Researchers Using X-Ray Diffraction Equipment (top)

Anyone who plans to operate or observe the operation of x-ray diffraction equipment must complete the University's online x-ray safety training program. This also applies to persons who have previously completed training elsewhere or have previous x-ray diffraction experience at other institutions. To access the training:

  • Go to www.princeton.edu/training and log in to the Employee Learning Center.
  • On the Employee Learning Center page, click on the EHS quick link at the bottom of the lefthand menu.
  • Just below the Employee Learning Center banner, at the top of the page, click on the eLearning link.
  • On the eLearning page, look for the Catalog of EHS eLearning Courses, and click on the X-Ray Safety Training for X-Ray Diffraction Users link.


Supervision of New and Inexperienced Workers (top)

Completing radiation safety training does not ensure that new and inexperienced workers are competent to use radioactive materials without supervision. The Authorized User is responsible for ensuring that new and inexperienced workers are directly supervised during radiation use until such time that the Authorized User is comfortable that the worker can handle sources of radiation safely and competently.

       
       
     

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