Radiation Safety Committee Training

Radioisotopes Training

Initial Training
All individuals who will work in or frequent any area where radioactive material is used or stored must receive radiation safety training. Discussion topics include the concept of ionizing radiation; units of radioactivity and radiation; the biological effects of radiation; maximum permissible exposures for workers and the general public; measurement and control of radiation; radiation survey and detection techniques; radiological emergency response procedures; radioactive waste disposal; safe radioactive material handling techniques; delegation and authority for regulatory compliance; and requirements of the campus radiation safety program.

Basic Radiation Safety Training


Training applies for both BUMC and CRC.

Basic Radiation Safety Training covers basic topics on radiation and radiation safety. This mandatory course is required for anyone who works with or near radioactive materials.

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Location: Radiation Protection Office—Evans Basement (BUMC); 704 Commonwealth Avenue (CRC)

Audience: Radioisotope permit holders, radioisotope laboratory supervisors, radioisotope users

Duration: 3 hours

When Offered: Offered every two weeks on Tuesday and Wednesday, 1:30–4:30 p.m.

Teaching Medium: In-person multimedia presentation

Prerequisite: None

How Often: Once, then take Radiation Safety Training (Refresher) course every other year (biennially).


 

Biennial Refresher Training
Is given to personnel who have completed the initial Basic Radiation Safety Training program to stay current with University and regulatory requirements. Topics include proper survey technique, emergency procedures, ordering and waste protocol, and recent changes to the Radiation Protection program.

Note: The material presented for any of the described radiation courses is only meant to supplement, not replace, the training offered by the principal investigator/supervisor in charge of each laboratory. Additional types of training (e.g., for ancillary or trades personnel, for class experiments, etc.) are also conducted annually or more frequently as needed. Special training sessions for any of the described courses can be arranged by calling 617-638-7052.

Irradiator User Training

Irradiator User Training


Training applies for both BUMC and CRC.

Irradiator User Training is a mandatory training for users seeking unescorted privileges, consisting of a review of irradiator use, safety, and emergency procedures.


Registration: Contact Medical Physics & Radiation Safety Office: 617-638-7052

Location: Radiation Protection Office—Evans Basement

Audience: Irradiator users seeking unescorted access

Duration: 15–30 minutes

When Offered: By appointment

Teaching Medium: In-person multimedia presentation

Prerequisite: None

How Often: Required annually


Laser Safety Training

Initial Training
All individuals who will work with or frequent any area where Class 3b or 4 lasers are used must receive Laser Safety Training. Training is online via RIMS. Departments may periodically schedule in-person training sessions to accomodate a larger number of laser users.

Laser Safety Training


Training applies for both BUMC and CRC.

Laser Safety Training is a mandatory training for Class 3b and Class 4 laser users. The training reviews general knowledge in lasers, laser safety concepts, and laser safety standards.

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Location: Online

Audience: All laser users

Duration: 90 minutes

When Offered: Ongoing

Teaching Medium: Online multimedia

Prerequisite: None

How Often: Initial; and then every other year (biennially)


 

Biannual Refresher Training
Is given to personnel who have completed the initial Laser Safety Training program to stay current with University and regulatory requirements.

Note: The material presented for any of the described laser courses is only meant to supplement, not replace, the training offered by the principal investigator/supervisor in charge of each laboratory. Additional types of training (e.g., for ancillary or trades personnel, for class experiments, etc.) are also conducted annually or more frequently as needed.

Fluoroscopy Training

Initial Training
All individuals who will use or supervise the use of fluoroscopy must receive fluroscopy training. Training includes an online component and an in-person lab.

Annual Refresher Training
Is given to personnel who have completed the initial Fluoroscopy Training program to stay current with BMC and regulatory requirements. The annual component can be completed online and is subject to an annual deadline of June 30.