Radiation Safety for Users of Radioactive Materials

Radiation Safety for Users of Radioactive Materials

Contact Information

(530) 752-1766


Course duration estimate: 1 hour

This 1 hour course provides general awareness of policies and procedures associated with the use of radioactive materials. The following topics will be discussed: required postings, radioactive material shipments, radioactive material receipts, radioactive material inventories, monitoring requirements, use of survey meter, swipe surveys and release of radioactive dry waste. Course objectives include:

  • Evaluating risk in the laboratory.
  • Discussing the fundamentals of radiation safety and universal safe work practices.
  • Reviewing the operation and use of a radiation survey meter.
  • Reviewing administrative procedures such as laboratory monitoring and inventories.

**PLEASE NOTE: The Learning Management System (LMS), where trainings are housed, is set up for employees. If you are a student or visiting scholar, you must request access to the system before you can complete your training. Please email hr-learning@ucdavis.edu to request access to the system.

This course is required to be taken once before using radioactive material.